comes to grip with reality, an equilibrium will be reached, with 4’s paired with other 4’s, 6’s with 6’s, and those obnoxious 10’s coupled up and making out in the photo booth.
Or you may look forward to meeting a match from a dating site all week, only to find that, although your date portrayed himself accurately online, you’re disappointed when you meet him offline.
People are complex, and the reasons why we do or don’t hit it off with one another can be unpredictable.
But as with any complex market, there are some underlying principles to dating, and certain commonalities that are exposed when you look beyond your own experiences.
We thought we’d examine the theories put forward by economists as to how dating work, and then compare that to the reality.