Is Facebook the ultimate resource for pro matchmakers, or a simpleton's dating database?
August 10, 2013
Recent studies claim that the Internet is quickly becoming a tried-and-true way of uniting soul mates – I personally owe my marital bliss to online dating and I’m pretty vocal when asked about how I did it. But anyone hoping to find love online should know the truth: That whole “there’s a lot of fish in the sea thing” is no joke. And some of those fish are horrible. An estimate of 40 million loveless hopefuls in this country alone have tried online dating – that’s 40 million potential first dates that don’t always end well. Thankfully, there’s another option – you could let a matchmaker do it all for you.
Before you roll your eyes and judge me for even suggesting hiring a person to find your next partner, you should know that based on research, it’s quickly becoming an acceptable and successful way to find a partner, especially if you’re too busy with your high-stress life to bother with online dating yourself. Now, some matchmakers are turning to one of the best social resources out there to find your future mate – Facebook. The social network’s Graph Search feature has recently been making waves in the online dating industry for its ability to return a list of users that fit the bill (romantically), and more matchmakers are experimenting with it to provide their clients with location and interest-based matches.
But much like anything that’s on the Internet these days, there are some inherent problems with using the good ‘ol book as a dating database to consider – so is the wealth of information there worth diving into? We asked the experts.
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