"Online dating doesn't change my taste, or how I behave on a first date, or if I will be a good partner.
It only changes the process of discovery," says Mehr in Dan Slater's new book "Love in the Time of Algorithms: What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating." (Slater notes that Mehr was the only dating exec he interviewed who felt this way.)It’s the efficiency of this “process of discovery” that’s appealing to many daters.
Scientists say the individual was probably buried about 40,000 years ago, when humans had been living in the area for some 10,000 years.
The data will come as a relief to palaeontologists who support the "Out of Africa" theory.
Plus, many big sites have been hesitant to allow independent researchers to look at their matching algorithms in depth.Mungo Man's discoverer, James Bowler of the University of Melbourne, says the new data corrects previous estimates for the date of human burials at the site."Our study shows that humans were present at Lake Mungo as early as 50-46 kyr ago," he said.But despite these numbers, it’s unclear if online dating is any more effective than, or really any different from, meeting someone offline.In many ways, online dating resembles offline dating — the resulting relationships are no different. So why do so many millions turn to the Web to find love?
The question is: Are those first dates and relationships really any different from connections made in more traditional ways? Even though the number of budding Internet relationships is increasing, the overall rate of partnership is not increasing at all.