(Ironically, the researchers don’t disclose which dating site it was.
This month, it expanded that option to 20 more countries.
(Other than in your head, which is just sad.) Online dating has replaced that high school hallway with a seemingly limitless pool of potential matches, but it turns out that some of the same social mechanisms are at play in determining whether or not a match ever comes to fruition.
University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management professors Ravi Bapna and Akhmed Umyarov used unprecedented access to a massive online dating site’s user data to explore whether or not anonymous online browsing—a selling point for the dating site’s business model—had a meaningful impact on success in finding matches.
In the end, your match fizzles if you just can’t bring yourself to translate desire and compatibility by actually popping the question.
Put simply: You can’t date someone if he doesn’t know you like him.