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Social scientists have confirmed what most singletons have known for years: Online dating is a crapshoot. But the sites also reduce daters into two-dimensional profiles and often overwhelms them with potential choices. It gives opportunities to singles who otherwise wouldn’t have them,” says Eli J.
"While you should have some commonalities, you should find someone who complements you," Tufvesson adds.
"I've done a lot of competitive research, and often [with dating sites], it's, 'Oh, you both like skiing.' That's great, to a certain extent, but what if you want to learn about Middle Eastern politics? What if you want to learn another language and he speaks five?
Sure, it's important to share passions and beliefs with your partner, but don't overlook the value (and excitement) of meeting someone who has some offbeat interests or comes from a different background.