People often form erroneous impressions from online communications.
Once formed, these impressions can lead to shattered expectations when you actually come face to face.
This actually goes counter to psychological research on decision-making.
Whether it’s picking a T-shirt from a range of 20 different colors, or finding an online match among thousands, “choice overload” has been proven to lead people to make worse choices.
It’s OK—good, even—to have fewer choices, so long as they’re better ones. If you’re highly educated and seeking a highly educated partner, Right Stuff Dating (“The Ivy League of Dating”) may be right for you.Their study, published in op-ed, concludes that even though as many as 25 million people per month seek matches through online dating services, these individuals are no more likely to find their soul mates than people who hook up with partners through conventional methods—singles bars, blind dates, friends of friends.