But it couldn't predict how much one specific person liked another specific person — which was kind of the whole point.In 2012, Finkel co-authored a lengthy review, published in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest, of several dating sites and apps, and outlined several limitations to online dating.(Other psychologists say we can wind up making worse decisions in general when we've got too many options.) Mandy Ginsberg, the CEO of Match Group North America, who oversees Match, Plenty of Fish, and OKCupid, alluded to something similar when she said online dating isn't a panacea.
Their current conclusion is that the matching algorithms so many companies claim to use to find your soul mate don't work.
The biggest benefit of online dating, Finkel told Business Insider, is that it introduces you to tons (and tons) of people.
But often ghosting just leaves the ghostee feeling confused and upset about the subject.
It's true that the theory of ignoring someone has been around for a long time but the term ghosting was coined from the online dating culture we have today.
Then they set the students loose in a speed-dating session to see if they could predict who would like who.