A divorce brings on many new life changes. One of the biggest, and perhaps one of the most overwhelming, is dating. There has been a surge of popularity in online dating sites over the past several years. Many of these sites “guarantee” you will find love. But will you?
A recent 64 page report, written by scientists who were commissioned by the Psychological Science in the Public Interest, challenges the assertions of mathematical algorithms scientifically proven to predict successful relationships as used by online dating websites.
In fact, one author of the report compares online dating predictions to making predictions on the stock market—economists may know a great deal about the market and companies, but predicting which stocks will increase in value is still an unguaranteed risk, just like going out on a date. There is no way to predict if the date will lead to a successful relationship.