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EHarmony asks users to fill out extensive psychological questionnaires, many based on established personality scales.

Ok Cupid asks quirkier questions (e.g., “wouldn’t it be fun to chuck it all and live on a sailboat? The idea that we can use reliable tests to identify appropriate partners is certainly seductive (forgive the pun).

Not so with Sam—whom she agreed to make a date with after six weeks of emails and hour-long phone calls. "I thought, 'Oh my gosh, this is a real man, not just an email! Lesson learned: Keep expectations low; it can take a while to find a match.

Even with a system like e Harmony, whose detailed matching process saved her from "kissing a lot of frogs," you still have to feel that chemistry.

This is known as the similarity hypothesis, or the “birds of a feather flock together" effect.

However, this similarity was not shown to contribute to relationship satisfaction.

That is, there is no evidence that extroverts are best matched with introverts, or people who are open to experience prefer others who are also open to experience.I knew from the first date that I really, really liked Matt.It was great, because I couldn't get out a lot at the time — I could get out maybe once a week, if I had a babysitter.Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.

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