Dating site activities

The latest wave of online dating sites forgoes mysterious equations in favor of straightforward, sometimes unexpected, matching techniques.Whereas Match.com, e Harmony and Ok Cupid promise to calculate your ideal mate based on your actions and stated preferences, these new sites use some interesting new criteria such as common friends, activities, alma mater or even face structure to make matches.Downside: Here's to hoping you and your friends don't all fall for the same person in the other group. When you’re seeking out qualities in a potential romantic partner, physical attraction is a biggie, but there’s plenty more that goes into the compatibility equation: shared interests, values, even pheromones?Other research says people trust those who have similar facial features more than those who don’t.

Upside: Men have to invest each time they communicate and are less likely to do so when they aren't sincerely interested.

For example, if a woman’s cheekbone stuck out 0.3 percent more than the average woman’s cheekbones do, the program would generate a male face with cheekbones that stuck out 0.3 percent more than the male average.

Women were more likely to rate faces as attractive that had been manipulated to match their own. De Bruine of Mc Master University showed that people are more likely to rate faces similar to their attractive when it’s the same sex than photos of the opposite sex. is a product of specialized responses to facial resemblance as a cue of kinship,” De Bruine wrote; it helps us “favor kin in a non-sexual prosocial context and avoid kin in a mating context.” In other words, her theory is that it’s all part of the brain’s recognition mechanism that helps us be nice to family members — and avoid incest.

They cite several studies that show what we’re all really looking for in our ideal mate is ourselves.

“The more two people have similarities in their faces, the more they look alike, the happier they are in the relationship, the stronger the relationship,” Eiting told Mashable in September.

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