In 1983, Pat Benatar declared "love is a battlefield," one of the truer phrases ever to be laid down on wax.
Unfortunately, the ongoing war is one that's highlighted whenever Valentine's Day approaches.
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.
"It is very very difficult, if not impossible, to predict initial chemistry using variables assessed before two people meet each other," said study co-author Paul Eastwick, an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
"The algorithms are not scientifically valid and are extremely unlikely to generate compatible matches." In other words, matchmaking sites simply can't account for how two people will get along in person — chemistry, if you will.
The site provides safety tips for online dating to make sure you are not being scammed instead of courted.
It is owned by People Media, a company, that also owns a whole series of online dating sites based on race, ethnicity and political views.
So, check out the blurbs below for micro-reviews of each online dating site, or click through for full, in-depth reviews that chronicle our dating exploits.Take the 2012 article Online Dating: A Critical Analysis From the Perspective of Psychological Science.The study's authors sifted through decades of research about what makes people romantically compatible.In this day and age of modern technology and digital interactions, online dating has fast become one of the most popular ways for potential couples to chat online with the intention of finding love.Chat sites and dating websites & apps have paved the way for this popularity, and it’s now considered easier than ever before when it comes to finding a match online.