Magazine on online dating

Consider how we make decisions about people in the real world.

If you are introduced to someone at a party, you know pretty quickly whether you’re interested in them, or whether you have enough in common to want to see them again.

So, whether you’re looking for courage or a romantic love story, here are two couples who found not only a date but also a lifelong partner.

Photos by Ann Louise Photography A Novel Connection Ariella Furman came across Dana Custer’s profile on OKCupid and was immediately interested by how much they had in common.

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n this digital age, more and more relationships are starting through online dating sites.

Despite the numerous success stories, it can be daunting to imagine looking for the perfect mate amidst millions of online profiles.

The co-founder of internet dating giant Ok Cupid, Christian Rudder, recently announced in his blog that his company ‘doesn’t really know what it’s doing’ when it comes to matchmaking.

This might have dismayed his clients, but it backs up what psychologists have been saying for some time about dating sites: that despite being easy to use and offering endless choice, they do a fairly poor job of steering us towards people we might actually like.