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Submission + - Study: Online Dating Makes People "Picky" and "Unrealistic"

garthsundem writes: "A newly published meta-analysis of over 400 studies of online dating shows both it's popularity (second only to meeting through friends) and it's impact. More online daters report seeking a "soulmate" online, and do so by searching through the wealth of available profiles. Unfortunately soul-searchers focus on faults, both in viewing profiles and then also once dating in person, leading to quick exits when relationships inevitably get complicated."
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Study: Online Dating Makes People "Picky" and "Unrealistic"

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