"They were just bad for me." The reason they were bad for her wasn't because the websites' algorithms were off.In fact, the algorithms "were doing exactly what they were designed to do," says Webb.on the East Coast and spending a few years bouncing around, Jacob moved back to his native Oregon, settling in Portland.Almost immediately, he was surprised by the difficulty he had meeting women.Experts say online dating sites see a huge traffic increase between Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
While many dating sites claim the ability to find your perfect match, social scientists aren’t buying it.
After a rough breakup last January, I was sad and single in the Big Apple.
Valentine’s Day was approaching, and this city of more than eight million people was feeling oddly lonely.
With some goading from a friend — who somehow convinced me that the stigma against online dating was no more — I joined Ok Cupid and started scanning the thousands of matches that popped up on my screen.
Apparently, I wasn’t alone in my Valentine’s Day depression-induced hunt for Prince Charming.