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However, in defense of online daters, Ariely makes a good point: if that’s the search criteria available to people to use, then they’re going to use it.

Something I found really fascinating in the interview was Ariely’s discussion of whether people are superficial.

Consider, after all, that people do search for potential dates in terms of hair color, body type, and income.

Did you notice the comments from people who reacted to Ariely’s interview? For instance, a man named Mark said: “I think online dating is unsatisfying for most people because dating in general is unsatisfying for most people.” Think about all of your dating experiences: have most of them been satisfying or disappointing?

And, if you have online dating experience, did the outcome of those dates differ significantly from dates that came about in other ways?

Online dating sites are doing a remarkable job bringing many of these people together.

The overall figures are staggering with up to 1200 people signing up as members of the largest site, RSVP.

I have no experience with online dating, and before I watched this video interview of Dan Ariely I had never heard a scholar talk about it.

Ariely, Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University, has studied online dating and makes some really interesting comments about the subject in the interview.

He recently set a date using the free dating website called Plenty of Fish.

He described his date as a “very pretty, 40-year-old Pilates instructor who doesn’t want kids.” I asked Don if he thought there were such things as “deal makers.” In other words, if having kids (or wanting to have kids) is a deal breaker for some people, couldn’t we say that wanting kids is a “deal maker” for other people?

What matters is that you know if you like it or you don’t. Being able to describe a person based on a set of characteristics isn’t very useful.