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29-Aug-2017 12:05

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(CBS) - Scientists want you to think twice before doubling down on online dating services. "To date, there is no compelling evidence that any online dating matching algorithm actually works," Finkel said in a press release.

"For years, the online dating industry has ignored actual relationship science in favor of unsubstantiated claims and buzzwords, like 'matching algorithms,' that merely sound scientific," Finkel said.

Now, if the site’s algorithm is effective, that’s a spectacular service.

Here’s the problem: Our reviews of the available information about current algorithms (spearheaded by PSPI co-author Sue Sprecher) and of 80 years of relationship science (spearheaded by PSPI co-author Ben Karney) suggest that no current algorithm does much better than chance.

Parents and village elders used to play matchmaker.

As people became more self-reliant and transient, they turned to singles ads and dating services.

Chemistry matches people based on their personality type.