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And because most dating sites ask users to give consent for their data to be used for research purposes, this online courting has played out like an enormous social science experiment, recording people's moment-by-moment interactions and judgments.A team led by Elizabeth Bruch, a sociologist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, tapped into this torrent of dating data.
"The courtship process was a lot slower, so it took quite a while to get from the first interaction to actually going on a date.
The data set includes some 1.1 million interactions between users.
But beyond someone's looks, how much do any of these factors matter for mate selection?
Julie Spira, dating expert and CEO of says it wasn't always so easy to meet people online.
She would know: she's been helping clients find love online since 1994.