Your perfect (online) match might not be ‘Mr Right’

Your perfect (online) match might not be ‘Mr Right’

A QUT study of 41000 online daters has found they often ignore their own ‘wish list’ of partner characteristics when taking their first step towards love.

The research by QUT Business School behavioural economists Stephen Whyte and Professor Benno Torgler spread around the globe after it was published in a leading ‘cyberpsychology’ journal.

“This study provides quite unique findings in that people may state a preference for an ideal partner but they are more than happy to initiate contact with potential love interests that bear no resemblance whatsoever to that ‘Mr or Mrs Perfect’,” said Mr Whyte, who is a QUT business graduate now studying his PhD.

“I think these are really encouraging findings for people searching for that special someone online.”

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