Is online dating really worth it
Now, let’s talk about how online dating will mess with you psychologically.
One psychologist calls it the, the Paradox of Choice, and it says that when you’re given too many options, you get overwhelmed and end up focusing on superficial differences.While we’re on the topic of fake profiles, let’s talk about the rise in scams.A recent British study found that, in just the United Kingdom alone, online dating scams clobber 230,000 people a year, with a total damage of $60 billion per year.If you don’t want to click the link, here’s a quick summary of the report: “Use some goddamned common sense.” Okay, so you probably figure you’re neither dumb nor desperate enough to fall for scams like these. Woo hoo, score one victory for the online dater, right? Hailing down on their own parade, Match admitted that the background checks may do little good.And hey, mad props to you for being such an exemplary case of human savvy. As a site representative put it, while “these checks may help in certain instances, they remain highly flawed, and it is critical that this effort does not provide a false sense of security to our members.” Thanks, Match. Or was this a subtle “fuck off” to all your dissatisfied daters? Just be wary of the human scum you may come across.This time, a federal judge threw out the case, on the grounds that Match makes perfectly clear in their terms of service that they do not screen member profiles, nor will they take any responsibility for doing so.
In other words, even if the allegations that most of their profiles are inactive or fake, Match is not obligated in any way to remove them.
And guys, if Mother Nature graced you with the splintered end of the eloquence stick, this man will be your online dating coach.
He will even pretend to be you throughout the entire communication process.
What I uncovered were some harsh realities about online dating that no one ever talks about.
After the jump, some things you might not have known…
One suit went as far as to accuse Match of employing shills to entice members to renew their subscriptions.