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“Because people so much want to find somebody, we find that they read into the profile.
They kind of see that person as a good match for them, and that they have a lot in common,” Norton told .
Though it’s nowhere near an in-person encounter, Norton said you can get a feel for whether the person is funny or a good listener.
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The researchers suggest that inflated expectations can lead to major disappointments when daters meet in person. The Rules of Attraction in the Game of Love Love is More Powerful than Sex Men and Women Really Do Think Differently Loss of Loved One Really Can Cause Broken Heart Altruistic Love Related to Happier Marriages Why Some Old Lovers Look Alike Fantasies vanishing with knowledge is a process that hits women harder than men, said Michael Norton of Harvard Business School and one of the study's authors.
“On online dates, women are much, much more disappointed than men," Norton said.
“And when they finally meet in person, they find out it’s just a regular person like everybody else.
They end up being disappointed again.” Little white lies add to the inflated expectations.