Earlier this year, that happened: a paper was published that challenged these claims, and this news spread to big news sites like the New York Times.
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, there are basically three kinds of online dating sites: general sites like Match, niche sites like JDate, and match-based sites like e Harmony.
Match-based sites – e Harmony especially – make strong claims that their matching system helps the online dating process by pairing you with those who are compatible with you, thus increasing your odds of finding a good long-term match.
62 - Haywards Heath, West Sussex lifejacket for the boat and green wellies for the countryside Solvent, educated, romantic, good fun, a bit mischievous.Interests include my boat, rugby, pubs, restaurants,...e Harmony requires members to fill out a 300-item questionnaire, the results of which are used to match members to other members.The matching process is accomplished using a matching algorithm that was developed based on a lot of research on married couples. Here is some copy from the e Harmony website: “e Harmony is the first service within the online dating industry to use a scientific approach to matching highly compatible singles.
Ten years later, e Harmony’s compatibility matching is responsible for nearly 5% of U. marriages.” In other words, e Harmony claims their methods are scientific, and that they work.
And it was only a matter of time before someone in the scientific community decided to question this claim as well as similar claims from sites like Chemistry and Perfect Match.