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Elizabeth Eve Bruch

Bruch reveals key decision criteria in making first cuts on dating sites

a PSC In The News reference, 2016

"These are the top ‘deal breakers’ for online dating, according to sociologists" - Science. 09/02/2016.

Analyzing more than 1 million interactions of online dating site users, Elizabeth Bruch says users make a series of decisions before agreeing to meet in person. Initial key criteria in dismissing potential dates - or deal breakers - include lack of photo, age, smoking, and height/weight. Although Bruch found some differences between men and women on the importance of age, height, and weight, the strength of these factors in initial rejection remained high for both.

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Elizabeth Eve Bruch

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CTV News. Online dating deal breakers: researchers reveal what makes people swipe left. 8/30/2016.

Irish Times. Online dating study proves age is not just a number. 8/31/2016.

CW33. Study Reveals Deal Makers and Deal Breakers of Online Dating. 9/7/2016.

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