Finding a perfect mate online can be click and miss. The influence of the dating app Tinder is having far reaches.But studies suggest that a match made there is more likely to last than the old fashioned way. "Swiping right" and "swiping left" have become common shorthand for accepting or rejecting someone. (CBC)Finding a perfect mate online can be click and miss. Great cynic, Oscar Wilde said, "Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.But studies suggest that a match made there is more likely to last than the old fashioned way. And second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience." But the truth is that many, if not most of us spend our lives either looking for or living with (some would say settling for) a life partner.The Internet has certainly changed the way many of us look for and find our romantic others.Some studies even suggest relationships that begin online are more stable than those that start in a more traditional way, like meeting through friends, at a party, or in a bar.Some research into online dating suggests younger people still defer commitment, much as they always have.While older people are quicker at making good matches online and getting married.Our question: Is online dating the best way to find a mate? Twitter: @dollarsandsex Jeff Hancock Professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford University.
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