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And it gets worse the more prescriptive you are about your requirements.Some sites take this to an extreme degree and let you go nuts specifying the attributes you want: professional background, religion, salary, ethnicity, personal habits, even pet preferences!What they don’t ever make clear is that each filter you add diminishes your chances of finding a compatible partner even further.Forget 1 in 562, you could literally be talking about 1 in a million.The last decade has seen an explosion in the number of online dating sites around the world, and the number of people using them.
And, of course, the ones who good at selling themselves generally do so by misrepresenting themselves to some extent.
When you encounter one of these profiles, you haven’t met your ideal partner.
You’ve just met someone who is good at telling you what you want to hear.
There is increasing evidence that, in face-to-face meetings, we are subconsciously picking up clues about the suitability of future partners based on a wide variety of non-verbal information.
Online dating lures us with the false promise of an “ideal” partner so much that we apply filters that ensure we never get to meet that person in the first place.