” and “Wouldn’t it be fun to chuck it all and go live on a sailboat?” Ok Cupid believes that answers to these questions may have some predictive value, presumably because they touch on deep, personal issues that matter to people more than they realize.
A recent study led by the Northwestern psychologist Eli J.
If you are a guy, take a shot of yourself spelunking in a dark cave while holding your puppy and looking away from the camera, without smiling.
TOO MANY OPTIONS As research by Barry Schwartz and other psychologists has shown, having more options not only makes it harder to choose something, but also may make us less satisfied with our choices, because we can’t help wonder whether we erred.
When researchers analyzed characteristics of couples who’d met on Ok Cupid, they discovered that one-third had matching answers on three surprisingly important questions: “Do you like horror movies?
” “Have you ever traveled around another country alone?
Finkel argues that no mathematical algorithm can predict whether two people will make a good couple.