The researchers finding in this regard is not unique — previous research has come to the same conclusion, so it’s considered a robust research finding.
For people who are already sociable, using the Internet as a dating method is just one more tool at their disposal.
Millions of people are "e-dating" in the hopes of finding that perfect someone.
Online dating services such as and [email protected] thriving as men and women post ads and photos of themselves in search of the perfect mate. Ellen) says online dating is an advantage for people who are uncomfortable about meeting people in public places, or who are new to an area.
If you have high self-esteem and consider romantic relationships to be an important part of your life, you’re more likely to use Internet dating.
In the context of Internet dating, when sociable people consider romantic relationships to be an important domain for self-worth, those with high self-esteem will be more likely than those with low self esteem to use Internet dating services.
The reason is that when sociable people consider romantic relationships to be an important domain for self-worth, those with high self-esteem will find it comfortable to present themselves to a multitude of anonymous people, whereas those with low self-esteem will be more likely to experience a higher level of stress just thinking about disclosing and promoting themselves on the Internet.
has a related article about the science (or lack thereof) behind the sites that claim such science helps you make better choices about dating.
I think the science of such sites is ultimately of limited value, since no amount of data is going to predict whether two people will experience that indefinable quality of a “spark” on a first date. also weighed in this past week about the overwhelming number of choices of online dating and the research that has shown the more choices we have, the harder it can be sometimes to make a decision (“cognitive overload”). Psychological Characteristics of Internet Dating Service Users: The Effect of Self-Esteem, Involvement, and Sociability on the Use of Internet Dating Services.
For example, you might consider a dating service for people who share the same religious faith, like Big Church.com, Christian or JDate.com; if you're a sports enthusiast, you might check out While e-dating is a dream come true for some, The Rules Girls warn that an e-courtship has more dating hazards than ever — and they're not what you think!