Stuck looking for The One? Expert reveals what YOU should be considering in a partner (and opposites definitely DON’T attract)
It’s long been claimed that opposites attract but experts have found that may not be the case after all.
After looking at a number of different physical and personality traits across more than one million of its members, the experts at Match.com have found that singles are overwhelmingly more likely to hit it off with someone similar to themselves.
Source: Daily Mail, 8th November 2016
Dating advice in the Daily Mail here, courtesy of a dating website who wants to advertise that they exist and want to highlight the fact that they like to promote themselves as experts in dating science – Match.com.
Sometimes, PR is so lacking in subtlety it can be astounding. Take, for instance, the revelation from today’s Daily Mail:
Looking for love? 8.52 tonight is your best bet as online dating set to reach its annual peak with singletons seeking to cure New Year blues
– Combination of going back to work and New Year resolutions will send millions to internet dating sites
Singletons in search of love should take note – 8.52pm tonight will be the best time this year to find a date online.
Researchers believe people looking for a date will have the best chance of finding someone compatible shortly before 9pm as the number of people logging on to internet dating sites peaks.
They believe a combination of back to work blues and New Year’s resolutions to find a partner will send millions of people to online dating sites.
Source: Daily Mail, 2 January 2013
It seems, then, that we’re hitting the optimum time to give online dating a whirl – according to the company who published the research:
Kate Taylor, resident relationship expert at match.com, said: ‘It’s the time of year when we vow to eat more healthily, exercise more frequently and budget better.
‘If you make sure you’re online during the busiest time of the whole year you’ll have an even better chance of meeting someone special.’
This story literally is: online dating site says people should be using online dating website – and yet it still makes it into the Daily Mail as if this were real news. Perhaps Becky Evans at the Mail should spend more time sourcing real news stories, and less time checking her profile on Match.com…