Sometimes, you just need to feel like you have options — and app and online dating is really good for this.It’s also “convenient”: It’s something you can squeeze in your busy schedule because you can log on at any time of the day.The next day, that same co-worker brings you dozens of menus from every restaurant in your city and asks you to pick one. “Some people get overwhelmed by the amount of choice and approach online dating as a job, trying to get through as many profiles, or setting up as many dates, as possible,” she explains. If you go out on a string of bad dates, forgoing plans with friends and family, you start to feel disheartened and even annoyed by the process and time wasted.” (Cohen is clearly in my brain.)2009 study conducted by social psychologists from Cheng Shiu University in Taiwan showed that when we have a large array of options, we may have trouble ignoring irrelevant information.“Their research showed that when presented with larger online dating pool samples, participants spent more time searching through the profiles and had more difficulty screening out inferior options,” says Cohen." data-reactid="42"A 2009 study conducted by social psychologists from Cheng Shiu University in Taiwan showed that when we have a large array of options, we may have trouble ignoring irrelevant information.
“She believes they’re just a new way for people to do what they’ve done for millions of years: Look at a person to determine physical attraction.”" data-reactid="47"According to modern-dating expert Susan Walsh, founder of the popular relationship site Hooking Up Smart, the Tinders and OKCupids of the world aren’t reinventing the wheel.The catch: There’s no guarantee having so many choices is actually a good or productive thing.“Psychologists refer to this as the ‘Paradox of Choice,’” Selterman explains.Cohen, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at St.
“Online sites dramatically increase the pool of eligible partners for those interested in finding a mate,” Cohen tells me. can’t work. After all, everyone knows that couple who met on an app or dating site and is now happily hitched.