Our studies showed that the odds of meeting someone online and dating him more than a month are roughly one in 10.
So it's great that all those people on the TV commercials met their spouses, but they are the exceptions, not the rule. MT: I'm more of an introvert, and I haven't found the Internet very effective.
"But now the industry is so competitive that it's more about what sites claim they can do than what us eggheads could actually do for people." So Thompson quit and used what he'd learned to write an analog guide to finding your libidinous match, MC: What made you leave e-dating?
MT: I hated the way we overpromised and underdelivered.
After spending a decade at and Yahoo Personals writing compatibility formulas, psychologist Mark Thompson had fallen out of love with his work.
"Early on, there was real enthusiasm that we were going to figure out how to bring people together," he says.