Dating science too
This leads some daters to abstain from actively dating, like Michelle.For more of us, it casts over dating a level of indifference, one that ultimately yields less action.
Researchers at the University of Connecticut asked 305 hetereosexuals to view profile photos of the opposite sex—some "beautified" (taken using favorable lighting, makeup, and hair) and some "relatively normal" photos (taken using satisfactory lighting and no hair or makeup), of the same person—and were asked questions about them to determine "physical attractiveness, similarity (to the participant), trustworthiness, and ultimately their desire to date." The findings, which will be presented at the 65th annual conference of the International Communication Association later this month, found that while men believe a "beautified" photo of a woman to be more attractive, it also signifies untrustworthiness (compared to a "normal" photo).J-Swipe, J-Date, Saw You at Sinai, Super Tova, JWed, Jewcier…What happened to the good ol days where a man had a choice of 3 girls to be their lawfully wedded potential wife? Too many choices=Too many hang-ups and too much paralysis!Now with globalization, the internet, and the choice to meet 10,531 Jewish girls ALONE from the zip-code of 90212 who are 5′ 6″ or smaller who make more than 80K a year, finding a wife has become harder and harder because we’re not looking for Mrs. Enjoy By “I find it insanely overwhelming,” the 24-year-old New Yorker told Mic. ” Michelle’s case might be extreme, but the sentiment behind it is common.And the trend shows no signs of slowing with sites becoming ever more specialised.Couples who want to be matched by their music tastes can now logon to Tastebuds, while Jewish singles can try JDate and those who just want their partner in uniform can try Uniform Still, it's interesting to see how these findings will impact online dating platforms.
It's not our place to say whether women should cater themselves to the male gaze, but it is ironic that it seems to backfire in one sense or another.
But the new research from Michican suggests that 86 per cent of online daters were concerned that profiles contained false information suggesting that trust may have been damaged at an early stage in the relationship.
The study was published in the online journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.
“Large choice sets cause participants to make mating decisions that are less closely aligned with their idealized mating decisions,” on online dating concluded that “more search options triggered excessive searching,” making it harder for participants screen out inferior options and hone in on what they really wanted.
According to , we now spend more time on Tinder than we do on Instagram or Facebook.
With so many possible choices, we risk not making a choice at all.