The biggest benefit of online dating, Finkel told Business Insider, is that it introduces you to tons (and tons) of people.
Which is why Finkel thinks Tinder, Bumble, and similar apps that allow you to find potential dates quickly but don't purport to use any scientific algorithm, are the best option for singles today.
As it turns out, the researchers could predict nothing.
Actually, the mathematical model they used did a job of predicting attraction than simply taking the average attraction between two students in the experiment.
In 2012, Finkel co-authored a lengthy review, published in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest, of several dating sites and apps, and outlined several limitations to online dating.