Welcome back to The Attraction Doctor Experiences with online dating tend to be mixed.Some people have excellent experiences with online dating that end in satisfying relationships.Others have stories filled with confusion and frustration.
Fortunately, the psychological research just happens to have such an analysis.
Finkel and associates (2012) put together an extremely comprehensive review of the literature investigating various aspects of online dating.
The goal of their review was to evaluate whether online dating was 1) fundamentally different from face-to-face dating and 2) was superior.
Results of their assessment indicated that dating online was indeed different from "traditional" dating in a number of ways.
It also provided some superior features and potential problems.