I have more trouble with looks-based dating apps and texting as a primary form of communication than I do with intelligent, accomplished people looking to date amongst themselves.“Unlike Hinge and Tinder, The League relies more on Linked In than Facebook to determine who is up to snuff.A team of researchers led by Eli Finkel, a professor of social psychology at Northwestern University, decided to test the claims of dating sites by comparing the likelihood that users would not only find, but also stick with their “online soul mates” for the long haul.Their study, published in op-ed, concludes that even though as many as 25 million people per month seek matches through online dating services, these individuals are no more likely to find their soul mates than people who hook up with partners through conventional methods—singles bars, blind dates, friends of friends.Right Stuff Dating Right Stuff Dating is an international dating site (that bills itself as an “introduction network”) aimed at single graduates or faculty members of a select group of universities and colleges.Mostly hipster schools (NYU, RISD, Wesleyan), brain trusts (MIT, Johns Hopkins, University of Chicago), and rich kid academies (Tufts, Colby, Holyoke), Right Stuff Dating offers dating connections among like-minded intellectuals.Some sites even promise “scientific formulas” to create perfect matches, making it sound as if the odds of finding true love are all but guaranteed.
These issues haven’t stopped promoters from making outlandish, unproven claims, such as the bizarre one from Gene Partner, a site that says its matchmaking abilities are superior because it incorporates users’ DNA: “Now, hard science is making it easier to find true love.
All other singles have to wait in a virtual line and hope they’re top-notch enough to join The League’s elite pool of prospects.
Lawyers, doctors, and tech executives frequent the app.” To be fair, if I were single, I’d probably be on there.
Remember that not every college or university degree or faculty position will earn you membership at Right Stuff Dating.
Though their list of universities is still a “work in progress”, the list of acceptable schools is pretty long as it is. The normal membership fee is a flat .00 charge for every 6 months of membership.