Protocol of internet dating
You’re dating five people and sleeping with three of them, until a sixth enters the mix who happens to tickle your fancy more than the others.
Just in time, there's a whole bunch of new research on the topic, from Amy Webb’s Data, a Love Story, in which the author games the system to find her match, to Dan Slater’s Love in the Time of Algorithms, a naked account of the pluses and pitfalls of online dating.
You want to spend every waking and sleeping moment with her.
As the relationship takes its natural course and dopamine levels come back down to earth, she says something that makes her look different to you.
Webb studied 96 women in all, an experiment that allowed her to unearth “a trove of insights.” Some statistics were less insightful than others—for example, Webb found that half the women she observed used the word “fun” in their opening sentence.
But one universal goal of every online dater emerged: to “get offline as quickly as possible.”In other words, online dating is survival of the fittest.