And, as it turns out, what we find attractive in a profile doesn't sync up with what we go for in the real world."People have elaborate laundry lists of qualities they think they want in a partner, and they like online dating profiles that fit this laundry list," Eastwick said.From DNA testing to personalized matchmaking, there's no shortage of services promising to help you find love — for a price.But for those of us looking to go a cheaper route, there's a solution: the internet.There are apps that bring together people with similar nerdy interests, apps designed for encounters even more casual than what Tinder delivers, and profile-heavy apps that really get into the specifics of users’ personalities. Bumble is like Tinder, but with all the power in the ladies’ thumbs, and far fewer inappropriate pics.Here, the female always initiates, and instead of collecting matches, you’re forced to actually talk, with matches expiring after 24 hours (you can extend one promising connection per day).But can a formula determine whether two people will have a successful long-term relationship? According to market research company IBISWorld, the online dating industry made 3 million in Canada in 2014.Services like e Harmony and promise to find you the best potential matches based on complex and tightly guarded algorithms.
Today, more and more Canadian singles are looking for that special someone online. At e Harmony Canada we understand that most of our 4 million users aren’t just interested in a date.Their primary goal is to bring together people who wouldn’t have the ability to meet in real life.Most of these sites use algorithms that match people who have lots of things in common and who look for the same things in a partner.For now, it only services Toronto in Canada, but plans to roll out in Vancouver this fall. Dragonfruit matches couples based on their particular nerdy obsessions.A Captain America fan might be connected with someone who’s really into Bucky Barnes, for example.