Is Technology Really Making It Easy For People To Find True Love?
In this generation of online dating apps, matchmaking websites and social media romance, it seems easier for people to find love. But is this true?
Medical Daily reports that the team at Life Noggin studied the psychology behind choosing an online mate. While people most probably think that it is easier to find true love among billions of prospects online, a theory called "The Paradox of Choice" apparently concludes otherwise.
According to this psychological theory, the more choices people have, the more overwhelming it is for them to actually pick "the one." Study says that having more love options will most likely end up with more difficulty, less enjoyment and a tragic romantic regret.
In addition to that, exceeding choices could even draw a person away from his or her original type.
As this theory becomes a threat for those who enjoy collecting and selecting, is it now safe to say that having one option is the best? Not exactly, according to the Single Option Aversion theory.
According to this concept, having only one option, even how attractive he or she is, would trigger a person to not choose anything at all. This apparently means that two is, in fact, better than one in finding a mate.
Whatever the choice is, it is still advised for people to be cautious in finding a date online, since the online realm is where it is easiest for people to lie.
"Accepting that people do lie and there are sexual predators and scammers on these sites ... it is even easier to lure people to create a sense of intimacy and trust without them ever having seen you," said Canadian Tech Columnist Jamey Ordolis, CBC News noted.
"I wouldn't share so much that an online predator could manipulate you, use something to prey on your vulnerabilities and then lure you in."