Studies have shown that height is not as important as you think it is.
But that doesn’t mean that online dating doesn’t have its downsides, most notably the fact that it feeds into the paradox of choice, and makes people seem disposable, and—according to studies—negatively affects our mental health.
But it also has its significant upsides, the biggest of which is that it provides a bigger pool of candidates to those who aren’t as comfortable scouting for love in bars as they were when they were in their 20s and 30s.
So if, for example, you say you like whiskey, someone can then ask you “What’s your favorite kind of whiskey?
” Or if you say you love camping, they can ask “Where’s your favorite place to pitch a tent? Sullivan advises against listing accomplishments, degrees, financial status, and education, because it can make you seem boastful, which is often a turn-off.
Just like Twitter and Facebook, online dating apps have an algorithm, and they give preference to people who get more right-swipes.