|Nowadays, more and more people are finding online dating a
remarkable way of gaining new friends, companions, or love
mates. As it grows at breakneck speed, the online dating
industry has devised a new way of services for their members and
even non-members. Many online dating sites are offering the
so-called online dating tests.
Most of these online dating tests are about personality and
compatibility. They range from the simple to most complex
questions but all are designed to give people the results that
might help them on their online dates.
However, even if it gained tremendous popularity, many experts
contend that online dating tests are not that reliable. In fact,
many psychologists contend that the reliability and efficiency
of online dating tests is less than 50%. This means that, when
the results of an online dating test concerning compatibility
state that the person who tried the test and the person being
paired say they are compatible, chances are, only half of it is
Why Were They Created?
Because of the unprecedented growth of online dating and the
increasing demand for matchmaking, most of the online dating
industry has come up with the concept of online dating tests in
order to help with a better match. Hence, different online
dating tests have emerged like personality tests and
Psychologists have asserted that when a person tried to access
online dating tests and answered some questions, chances are,
his or her answers will be affected by many outside factors such
as feelings, attitude, mood, and context. This means that there
are possibilities wherein a person may have two different
answers on one given question if it will be asked on two
For example, if an individual is feeling low or is "heartbroken"
by the time he or she tried to answer an online dating test and
answered them again on a different mood, chances are, the
results may vary.
Some psychologists explain that the reason for these
discrepancies is that the Internet-based online dating test are
only through self-evaluation and are not guided by reliable
psychological assessment, which usually are done in clinical
Therefore, for people who are fond of answering online dating
tests, there's no problem on that. The problem arises if it will
be the basis of something serious like marriage.
Boiled down, these tests can be amusing but it should never be
used by people in making decisions about love and relationship.
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