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we constantly refer to ourselves as a commodity to be sold on the market and create advertisements about ourselves with profiles on social media. are we selling ourselves on online dating sites and more importantly - are we authentic in this endeavor?
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Psychologists Speak Out On The Pitfalls Of Online Dating - Dating Sites Reviews

Psychologists Speak Out On The Pitfalls Of Online Dating - Dating Sites Reviews | Authenticity and Online Dating | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, matches were made through friends and family, through classes and workshops, through the workplace and religious institutions.

 

Although profiles seem to be a detailed look at who a person is and what they're looking for, Finkel's team of researchers say that the information found in profiles is rarely useful in determining compatibility. Studies have shown that most singles don't actually know what they want in a partner, meaning that what they look for in a date online often isn't what creates a real, lasting connection.

 

The “shopping” mentality that online dating sites create may also be reducing the chance of finding love online. Singles may become too picky and judgmental, passing on partners that could be perfect for them because someone new is just a click away. Instead of evaluating potential dates spontaneously, online daters are often overly-critical and sabotage potential matches by developing unreasonable expectations based on profiles and messages.

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Online Personals Watch: News on the Dating Industry and Business: Men Don't Read Online Dating Profiles

Online Personals Watch: News on the Dating Industry and Business: Men Don't Read Online Dating Profiles | Authenticity and Online Dating | Scoop.it
DISCOVERY NEWS - Feb 7 - A new study shows that how you catch a potential date's eye might depend on your gender. Researchers used eye tracking technology to follow people's eye movements as they perused online profiles.

 

So men spend 65% more time looking at the girl's picture than women. Who could blame them?! In the highly controlled online environment, where people can lie about almost everything or construct an alternative identity, maybe the picture does tell more than a 100 words. 

Would it however be fair to use Photoshop or use a flattering angle?

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Online Personals Watch: News on the Dating Industry and Business: 6 Million Brits Set To Seek Love Online During Holidays

Online Personals Watch: News on the Dating Industry and Business: 6 Million Brits Set To Seek Love Online During Holidays | Authenticity and Online Dating | Scoop.it
METRO.CO.UK - Dec 26 - ~6M British people are set to take to the internet to find love during the festive season in the biggest week of the year for online dating.
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Online Personals Watch: News on the Dating Industry and Business: Plentyoffish.com: Most Visited Mobile Dating App

Online Personals Watch: News on the Dating Industry and Business: Plentyoffish.com: Most Visited Mobile Dating App | Authenticity and Online Dating | Scoop.it
PR NEWSWIRE - Feb 7 - Plentyoffish.com (POF.com), the world’s largest dating site with more than 39.5M registered users, surpassed 300M monthly visits to their free IPhone and Android apps in January 2012.

 

Plenty of fish in the sea, plenty of fich in sites and apps... How should one stick to a one choice? Is "till death us do apart" dead ?

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The U.S. Dating Services Market by Marketdata Enterprises Inc. in Consumer Services, Internet, Web 2.0

The U.S.Dating Services Market This is the ONLY in-depth business analysis that covers ALL segments of this industry, since the market has no trade...

 

This market is a now a $2.1 billion business in the U.S., with online dating services soaring in popularity since 2001 and representing 53% of the market's value. The Web has revolutionized this business and has brought affordable and convenient matchmaking to the masses. But, dating website revenues are expected to grow only 7.5% this year as the U.S. market becomes saturated with 1,500+ sites and free dating sites and competition from popular social networking sites attracts cost-conscious singles.

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Online Personals Watch: News on the Dating Industry and Business: Muslim Matchmaking Is Big Business, Non-Muslim Entrepreneurs Need Not Apply?

Online Personals Watch: News on the Dating Industry and Business: Muslim Matchmaking Is Big Business, Non-Muslim Entrepreneurs Need Not Apply? | Authenticity and Online Dating | Scoop.it
DATINGBEESKNEES - Dec 2 - Online dating has become increasingly popular among Muslims.

 

Quite the differentiations strategies applied to love 

assuming people actually know what they want, maybe its a good thing that marketers try to better fit their needs...

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Match.com UK Review | UK.Match.com Review

Match.com UK Review | UK.Match.com Review | Authenticity and Online Dating | Scoop.it
Read our review of Match.com UK, including features lists, pricing info and user reviews, and see how it compares to the other 26 UK Dating Websites we've reviewed.

 

Extra, extra read all about it !
now you can create elaborate criteria for Mr. One and search them on Match.com: Height, Body Type, Star Sign, Eyes, Hair, Exercise Habits, Income, Ethnicity, Faith ... you name it! The consumerist dream at its best - a perfect fit to satisfy my needs!
Hopefully you will find just ONE match to your criteria! 

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Online Personals Watch: News on the Dating Industry and Business: As 20-somethings Take To Online Dating

Online Personals Watch: News on the Dating Industry and Business: As 20-somethings Take To Online Dating | Authenticity and Online Dating | Scoop.it
OREGON LIVE - Feb 12 - More 20-somethings are on online dating sites than ever, and their numbers are growing. Only 8% of users on Match.com are under 30. Free sites like OkCupid and PlentyofFish report much stronger numbers among 20-somethings.

 

Young people are doing more and more things on the internet- they have been raised with the virtual environment and are more literate in how to use it to their advantage at the end of the day. 

 

Is this however a positive development from society's point of view? Online dating sites are a marketplace characterized by quick fashions and great place for choice: How can you make the right choice for a dating partner and stick to it, when you know that the see is full of fish and you they are all just one click away ...

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