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Couples who used online dating do better in the marriage stakes

Those who first find each other through the Internet are more likely to stay hitched. Couples who met in online venues — ranging from dating services to chat rooms — had slightly better outcomes in their marital life than those who met in other ways.

What is Soul2Match? It's a revolutionary dating site that only needs one photo to see if you two are compatible. Our website offers Facial Analysis Software to match people based on similarity in certain facial features. The software analyzes your facial features on more than 1,000 points and matches you with people based on "the lookalike effect." Dating is fun and… Could be that easy! Are you single and in for dating? Do you think that you’re ready for true love, but are you tired of completing those long questionnaires most online dating sites require? Here’s the good news! Forget all of those boring dating sites and try Photo Dating on Soul2Match, it’s fun and easy! Simply upload a photo, start flirting with others and see if you have a compatibility score above 70%. If you have a compatibility score above 70%, you have found a high potential date, so start dating! What are you waiting for? More and more people a looking for a date. Love is out there, start flirting on Soul2Match and check your compatibility score with the S2M Facial Analysis Software.  Click a few faces and email the highest rated, and you can start dating. About.com:“Most innovative Dating site 2012”-We match people with our Facial Analysis Software on similarity in facial features.

Couples in the United States who meet online seem to enjoy at least as much marital bliss as those who meet in more traditional venues, according to the results of an online survey of more than 19,000 people funded by online dating service eHarmony.

The survey’s participants consisted of people who married between 2005 and 2012. About 35% reported that they had met their spouse online, more than through introductions by friends, work and school combined. The study revealed that people who used this method to meet their spouses were slightly older, wealthier, more educated and more likely to be employed than those who went with tradition1.

Yet only about 45% of these online meetings took place on a dating site; the rest occurred through social networks such as Facebook and MySpace, as well as chat rooms, online communities, virtual worlds, multi-player games, blogs and discussion boards.

“Surprisingly, we found that marriages that started online were associated with better outcomes,” says psychologist and lead author John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago, Illinois, who is also a scientific adviser to eHarmony.

About 94% of marriages that had started online lasted at least until the time of the survey in 2012, compared with about 92% of those in the offline group. The difference was still statistically significant after controlling for other demographics such as age, race, religion and income.

Wedded bliss

Those who met online also reported a slight difference in marital satisfaction — rating their unions on a 1-to-7 scale at 5.6, versus 5.5 for those who met offline. “These are small effects, but it’s stunning that there are any effects at all,” Cacioppo says.

In addition, the study examined differences between 18 individual dating sites, including eHarmony, Match, Plenty of Fish and Yahoo Personal. After controlling for demographic factors, they found no significant differences in the number of reported break-ups by people using the various services.

But there were notable differences in marital satisfaction between users of different sites. For example, those who married a spouse they met on eHarmony rated their marriages more highly than did those who met on Match, who were in turn more satisfied than those who met their spouse on Yahoo Personals.

Market-research firm Harris Interactive carried out the survey and independent biostatisticians at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, analysed the data. The researchers had reached an agreement with eHarmony that any results affecting the company would not affect publication of the study, and that all data would be made freely available.

“I know of no other way to do this kind of study,” says Cacioppo, who likened the situation to medical researchers working with drug companies to conduct costly research. “I would love for the US government to put money into studying these kinds of questions,” but US granting agencies have typically shunned projects on marriage and relationships, he says.

‘Small cheese’

Eli Finkel, a psychologist at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, says he was excited to see such a large-sample study on this topic, but that the authors seem to have oversold their findings. Although he acknowledges that the researchers found evidence that “online dating is about as good as offline dating” for finding a fulfilling marriage partner, he says that “the case that online dating is better is dubious”.

“When you have a huge sample, almost everything will come up statistically significant just because of the sample size,” says statistician Giles Hooker at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. “But it’s important to remember that these are really small effects.” The difference in marital satisfaction between the groups was “pretty small cheese in this range”, he says; although the offline group saw more break-ups, it works out as only about one more break-up per 100 marriages.

People responding to the online survey might also not be representative of the whole population. “The authors report that twice as many people stopped filling out the survey as completed it,” Hooker says. “Who gave up and who kept on could have a large effect on the results. Perhaps a happy experience with online romance makes you more likely to persist with the survey, or people who enjoy filling out online surveys are also better at filling out questionnaires on dating sites and meeting people online.”

Source: http://www.nature.com/news/online-daters-do-better-in-the-marriage-stakes-1.13120

Soul2Match Eliminates Fake Profiles With miiCard Trusted Identities for Online Daters

International Dating Site Soul2Match Takes a Stand Against Fake Profiles by Allowing Users to Prove ‘They Are Who They Say They Are’ Entirely Online, Without Sharing Their Personal Information

Online dating service Soul2Match today announced that it has selected identity verification company miiCard to combat fraud and help members prove they are real people while keeping their personal details secure. Members can add miiCard verified badges to their profile to demonstrate that they have proven their identity to the same level as a passport, driver’s license or photo ID.

Trust is an increasing concern in the online dating industry. In addition to recent data and profile breaches, there were as many as 200,000 cases of financial fraud through online dating last year in the United Kingdom alone.

Jorn Eiting, Soul2Match CEO, said: “These fraud instances have forced online daters to seek out sites that offer more protection and privacy. miiCard helps us create a high level of trust between members, which is critical when you meet people for the first time online. Soul2Match is the first online dating site to use miiCard identity verification to give members the assurance that a profile is real while keeping their personal information private and protected.”

miiCard allows a Soul2Match member to demonstrate that they have proven their real identity, but keeps their personal information private until they give explicit consent to share.

miiCard CEO James Varga said the latest partnership was further validation that peer-to-peer sites are looking for ways to add extra levels of trust for their members. “Soul2Match is an innovator amongst online dating companies and joins pioneers in many other industries that realize the value and advantages of offering true online identity verification for members or customers. A wide range of peer networks understand that trust in identity online is an essential starting point for any developing relationship, be it for romance, friendship, business or collaboration.” Continue reading

Women Should Move To Denver While Men Should Move To Birmingham

What happens when there are too many or too few men on the marriage market? According to a recent study, the economy can fluctuate wildly.The beauty of a woman Is not in the clothes she wears, The figure that she carries, Or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, Because that is the doorway to her heart, The place where love resides. The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, The passion that she shows, And the beauty of a woman With passing years only grows!

Imagine a map of the United States that highlights the places where the sex ratio is skewed in favor of either men or women. Across the country, gender balance can vary dramatically by region. Denver and Las Vegas tilt heavily toward men. By contrast, Birmingham and Peoria abound with women. Research has exposed that such imbalances spur shifts in mating dynamics. Now, a team of scientists have superimposed another layer of change that results from biased sex ratios onto this image: consumer behavior. Continue reading

After finding love at Soul2Match – Feel Safe On a Date

With the outburst of online dating websites the question of safety slowly became a follow up issue.

Imaging: you signed up at Soul2Match, started flirting on the Flirt Wall and you had a match above >70%. This means you have a potential date in front of you because you 2 have a high compatibility score. So, what’s the next step? Start talking and send him a message. He responses and he asks you out for a drink! YES!

Every self-respecting website nowadays makes sure their customers feel secure and does what it can to keep them safe. Technology allows offenders to get creative, but it also allows innovative safety measures to try to be one step ahead.

An example is the new, “Guard My Angel” mobile App, which we at Soul2Match thought is pretty awesome. The App allows your ‘guardians’ to be on the watch without compromising neither your or their privacy unless there is a need for that. Something like a modern, not annoying version of a teenage parents suitable for grown-ups too. Check the video below and look for more info here.

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Look alike dating… Would you date your look alike?

Look alike dating, mirror dating, call it whatever you like!

Very funny way to explain the theory behind Soul2Match

We like the look of look alikes:

You know how they say that couples that are together for a long time start to look alike?  Well, it’s true! At Soul2Match, we’ve combined the latest in science and technology, along with our passion for bringing people together.

The science behind Soul2Match

Science proves that Soul mate relationships are based on shared values which can be detected in facial features. People are attracted to people who resemble their close genetic counterparts, which can be measured in features in the face. The more you match, the happier couples are in long-term relationships.  In fact, we like the look of look alikes! This is what Soul2Match is based on. We’ve drawn on comprehensive research, studies and reports.

  • Folkes, 1982, Wilson et al, 2006
  • Zajonc et al, 1987
  • Locke & Horowitz, 1990
  • Penton-Voak, Perrett, and Peirce, 1999
  • DeBruine, 2002
  • Little, Burt, & Perrett, 2006
  • And many more…
  • Check the latest post about this theory on ABC.com

We’ve combined science and technology and developed a revolutionary matchmaking concept. Our website offers Facial Analysis Software to match people based on similarity in certain facial features. The software analyzes your facial features on more than 1,000 points and matches you with people based on “the look alike effect.”

Are you single and looking for a date? Do you think that you’re ready for true love, but are you tired of completing those long questionnaires most online dating sites require? Here’s the good news! Forget all of those boring dating sites and try Look alike Dating on Soul2Match, it’s fun and easy!

Simply upload a photo, start flirting with others and see if you have a compatibility score above 70%. If you have a compatibility score above 70%, you have found a high potential date!

Click here to view the photo’s of the TMZ Couples Look alike contest for some cute examples of couples that look alike!

 

Soul2Match is Looking for Participants in a Telephone Survey

Dear Soul2Match Customers,

 

As Soul2Match always aims at bringing optimal experience to our customers, we would kindly ask you to participate in our qualitative telephone survey in order to help us understand better what our customers’ needs are and improve the quality of our services.

 

The survey will be conducted before May 31st within the US (preferably California and New York area). If you are interested in participating in the short telephone interview, please send your name, telephone number and place of residence to social@soul2match.com. Please note that the information collected from this interview will be totally confidential. The results of this survey will be sent to you afterwards.

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Thank you in advance!

Best regards,

The Soul2Match Team

Single again? Soul2Match gives you After Break-up tips

Are you single and in for dating? Do you think that you’re ready for true love, but are you tired of completing those long questionnaires most online dating sites require? Here’s the good news! Forget all of those boring dating sites and try Photo Dating on Soul2Match, it’s fun and easy! Simply upload a photo, start flirting with others and see if you have a compatibility score above 70%. If you have a compatibility score above 70%, you have found a high potential date, so start dating! What are you waiting for? More and more other single people a looking for a date. Love is out there, start flirting on Soul2Match and check your compatibility score with the S2M Facial Analysis Software.  Click a few faces and email the highest rated, and you can start dating.Single Again… Like it or not it happens and sometimes it is even good for you.

To continue with the cliché’s – nothing is as bad as it seems and we all learn from life and etc etc.

To stop with the cliche’s I will just let you read and absorb the tips we have for you. Some you have experienced and maybe have worked for you, some are probably new or have been forgotten. However, all the listed things (neatly collected and put by BettyConfidential, thank you!) can help you, trust me. Use them, tailor them accordingly for yourself, do whatever is necessary but just do it!

Here we go:

1. Remove all evidence

Things can often carry more weight than the relationship itself. Do you have stuff in your closet you just can’t part with? Do you feel if you throw it away you will be discarding a memory or the relationship associated with that memory? No object can replace your memories. Your ex is gone, so their stuff should be gone too. Clean up your surroundings so you have a fresh start and can be really single again.

2. Meet (new) single people and spend time with people who don’t know your story

Spending time doing something new with fresh people can break you of the habit of talking about your ex. If these people don’t know you they won’t be talking about your relationship. You will also get to enjoy a new experience which may open up all kinds of possibilities. Continue reading

The First Date – Dealbreakers and The Price of Admission

Our first date we had I will never forget we went out about a month after we had met. The date was perfect and we had so much fun, i wanted to date you again, somewhere in the sun. I am already looking forward to our next date, with you my life is so much fun! should bSo here you are, matching hotties at Soul2Match, getting some good scores, initiating a conversation and wow! look at that! you are going on a date!

Now…There are many things you can start worrying about when it comes to The First Date. We all have a list of major deal breakers, and it’s a good thing to figure out if any of those deal breakers are present in a guy or girl you like before you go out on a date. But—and this is Continue reading

Soul2Match at the iDate Conference Miami 2012

Soul2Match was invited as a Speaker on the iDate Conference in Miami, January 2012

Soul2Match attended as a speaker on the iDate event 2012 in Miami. Other speakers at the event include representatives from: Bing, the University of Washington, Northwestern University, Google and many others.
Since 2004, the iDate SuperConference is the longest running and largest event for every facet of the dating industry. Senior executives from online dating, mobile dating, social dating, matchmakers, dating affiliates, dating coaches and other attend iDate events to network.

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A Gift from Aphrodite

Imagine what a nice surprise it was to log in one day and see tons of Greek beauties on Soul2Match.com! It is getting better and better as these goddesses keep coming and signing up. Man…

Without further distraction, we want to say Thank You Greek girls! American beauties followed by Eastern European women rule the Flirt Wall at the moment.

Now it is a good time to mention to your guy friends that Aphrodite’s present combined with the overall growing number of women on the website could lead to a serious fights for men!  So guys please help us restore the balance :)