Research-based suggestions to identify the best prospects in the crowd. For those considering online dating, here are five simple tips to follow in order to maximise your chances of procuring a successful match.
“Successful” here means meeting someone with whom you can have a sustained and meaningful relationship. The suggestions are drawn from a paper by Finkel et al (2012):
Limit your Potential Choices
We should limit ourselves to a relatively small and manageable number of profiles within a certain timeframe. In the light of the above evidence, choosing from a smaller set of potential dates should aid our decision-making process, allowing us to select on criteria more likely to predict our satisfaction with someone once we meet them face-to-face.