The catch: There’s no guarantee having so many choices is actually a good or productive thing.
“Psychologists refer to this as the ‘Paradox of Choice,’” Selterman explains.
Francis College and co-founder of the Self-Awareness and Bonding Lab.
" data-reactid="34"Even someone who is really, really good at meeting potential matches in person (which is, uh, not me) would only be able to meet a few people a day, max, says Marisa T.
“She believes they’re just a new way for people to do what they’ve done for millions of years: Look at a person to determine physical attraction.”" data-reactid="47"According to modern-dating expert Susan Walsh, founder of the popular relationship site Hooking Up Smart, the Tinders and OKCupids of the world aren’t reinventing the wheel.
I look for that inexplicable “click.” I’m not the hook-up type. Before making my decision, I need to understand how to do it the right way — without it being a total waste of my time and energy (or a source of stress).
What are the pitfalls — and why might it be better than IRL dating? If you prize options above all else, online and app dating delivers that in spades.
“More options are not always better.”Cohen likens the flood of matches to choosing a restaurant for lunch.
Say a co-worker asks if you’d like to go to the sushi place a block away for lunch.