WASHINGTON: Too many choices of potential romantic partners in online dating sites can leave you dissatisfied with the person you pick, a new study has found.
Researchers conducted an experiment with 152 students to find out how the number of choices online daters are given, and whether these choices are reversible, affect romantic outcomes.
They found that a week after making their selection, online daters who chose from a large set of 24 potential partners were less satisfied with their choice than those who selected from a small set of six people, and were more likely to change their selection.
Those who selected from a large pool and had the ability to reverse their choice were the least satisfied with their selected partner after one week.
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