Women put more stock in the virtual dating world because they seek a soul mate, he said, whereas men are typically after a more casual relationship.
It's not that familiarity always breeds contempt, the researchers say.
Although the authors find that online dating sites offer a distinctly different experience than conventional dating, the superiority of these sites is not as evident.
Reis (University of Rochester), and Susan Sprecher (Illinois State University) take a comprehensive look at the access, communication, and matching services provided by online dating sites.
I did my own research on people and chatted online within a site to see if we had things in common.