Participants then have to choose how much time they are willing to commit the inferior date from the online service and the superior match that is the blind date. It turns out that a person’s preference for the online date is correlated with how much they had invested in the service.
Those who paid nothing, or very little, for the search were much less willing to choose the online date over the blind date than those who paid a higher fee.
A great diversity of online dating services currently exists.
Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships.
A study published last year tests this theory in an online dating simulation where a participant "pays" a fee to search online for potential dates after answering a series of questions describing their perfect mate.
I am afraid signing up for a dating site is an admission that I could not meet a girl and attract her on my own.
However, plenty of people have trouble meeting that special someone.
Ok Cupid’s dating research blog has worked hard to convince readers that they should never pay for online dating.
The basis of their argument is that there are just too few subscribers on fee-for-service dating sites to make it worth the lonely single's while.