However, this framework may not be ideal for pairing you with the right partner. “There is also likely a role for certain personality profiles to be more compatible with one another than others,” he shared, “but so far as I’m aware, there is relatively less research in this domain.”
We also spoke with Katherine Hertlein, a professor with the Couple and Family Therapy program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to learn more about the validity of online dating in general. Professor Hertlein has worked as a therapist for 19 years, and her research focus is on the connection between technology and relationships.
“Online dating is great, but it comes with opportunities where you need to be careful,” she told us. “You need to understand the risks and weaknesses before you get started.”
To start, Professor Hertlein explained that online dating breaks down some of the typical barriers that exist when people meet for the first time
This is because learning about people through technology makes it hard to assess the accuracy of the information they share.