You simply swipe on this stuff and then meet over a pint of beer or a cup of coffee. Online dating is a tremendous asset for us because it broadens the dating pool and introduces us to people who we otherwise wouldn't have met." Finkel's most recent piece of research on the topic is a study he co-authored with Samantha Joel and Paul Eastwick and published in the journal Psychological Science.
Finkel wrote: "[S]uperficiality is actually Tinder's greatest asset.
But Finkel said the most effective way for singles to start a relationship to do is get out there and date — a lot.
This means that even if you are dating a powerhouse woman -- a CEO of a company, a notable woman or just a woman with a big and bossy personality -- she still wants to feel like the woman in the relationship with you being the man. A woman wants a man to notice when she spent the time to look pretty.
Which is why Finkel thinks Tinder, Bumble, and similar apps that allow you to find potential dates quickly but don't purport to use any scientific algorithm, are the best option for singles today.
Here's Finkel: "These companies don't claim that they're going to give you your soulmate, and they don't claim that you can tell who's compatible with you from a profile.
And all of that begins with a quick and dirty assessment of rapport and chemistry that occurs when people first meet face to face." To be sure, Finkel acknowledges downsides to having so many date options.