This is a bad idea for several reasons, one of which being that it’s impossible to gauge a romantic spark online, according to Eli J. Finkel, a professor of psychology at Northwestern University, who shared the findings of his online dating research with Glamour.
“You’re trying to suss out: Will this person and I have a connection? Actually, there is no evidence that we can assess that online,” Finkel said, adding, “You think you know what you want, but what you really need is to sit across from each other and get a beer.”
The bottom line? Don’t be like Lucas or his bros, and don’t make Google the third wheel on your first date.
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