In addition, former e Harmony researcher Gian Gonzaga is one of the five co-authors."It's a very impressive study," says social psychologist Eli Finkel of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
"But it was paid for by somebody with a horse in the race and conducted by an organization that might have an incentive to tell this story."Does this study suggest that meeting online is a compelling way to meet a partner who is a good marriage prospect for you? But it's "premature to conclude that online dating is better than offline dating."The findings about greater happiness in online couples "are tiny effects," says Finkel,whose research published last year found "no compelling evidence" to support dating website claims that their algorithms work better than other ways of pairing romantic partners.
The scams were conducted between 20, according to court records, and involved the theft of more than 0,000, according to the Attorney General.
Pierce told his victims he was a successful stockbroker with his own business and investment company called Credit Investment Group, LLC, officials said.
He may also have conducted similar schemes under other company names, such as Rebuild Solution Group LLC, as well as other aliases, Brnovich said.
Q: You suggest that online dating has made relationships more disposable. A: An element of commitment is based on the availability of alternatives.
Online dating made a lot more people feel they are part of a larger mating pool than they were used to.
Company officials say e Harmony paid Harris Interactive 0,000 to field the research.