According to Finkel, one of the main problems with the match-making algorithms is that they rely primarily on similarity (e.g., both people are extroverts) and complementarity (e.g., one person is dominant and the other is submissive) to match people.
Of those who were still married, the couples that met online reported marital satisfaction than those who met offline.
These results remained statistically significant, even after controlling for year of marriage, gender, age, ethnicity, income, education, religion, and employment status.
Many people continue to see it as a last refuge for desperate people who can’t get a date “in real life.” Many couples that meet online are aware of this stigma and, if they enter into a serious relationship, may create false cover stories about how they met.
This choice may play a role in perpetuating this myth because many happy and successful couples that met online don’t share that information with others.
And in fact, research suggests that there are As far as the demographic characteristics of online daters, a large survey using a nationally representative sample of recently married adults found that compared to those who met their spouses offline, those who met online were more likely to be working, Hispanic, or of a higher socioeconomic status—not exactly a demographic portrait of desperate losers.