CHICAGO (Reuters) - Combing dating websites for that perfect love match can be very frustrating, and a group of U. psychology professors released a report on Monday explaining why there is no substitute for meeting face-to-face.
The algorithms are proprietary and were not shared with the researchers. We reviewed the literature and feel safe to conclude they do not," he said.
He dismissed the dating websites' own studies on their success as unscientific, and said there are as yet no objective, data-driven studies of online dating.
The researchers reviewed the literature on online dating and compared it to previous research.
Finkel said he and four psychology professors from other schools were enlisted by the Association for Psychological Science to write about the online dating industry, and the report was being published in the organization's journal, Psychological Science in the Public Interest.
Perhaps solving what Finkel termed the "original sins" of online dating are mobile dating websites such as and