Dating for doctors

“That’s the real issue—how happy are people with their interactions on the dating sites,” says Scott Kominers, a lecturer in economics at Harvard University.

On a site like Ok Cupid anyone can send you a message, whereas on the free app Bumble or on Tinder or e Harmony, only people you are matched with can get in touch.

Forty-eight percent said Match, a paid site, but Plenty Of Fish (free) and e Harmony (paid) tied for second most popular, with 23 percent apiece.

But in terms of overall satisfaction, our survey found that free dating sites actually score a touch better than paid ones, probably because they're a better value.

Kominers thinks online daters could be well served by a service that isn’t quite free but doesn’t involve a subscription fee either.

“I’ve always assumed that putting anything behind a pay wall makes it more attractive and weeds out the casual users and trolls,” agrees Joseph Lynn, a Chicago man who used e Harmony and Match as well as a few free sites. For every dating site or app that charges close to per month, such as Match, e Harmony, or JDate, there are plenty of other popular ones like Ok Cupid or Tinder that are free.If your goal is to get a date—or find a mate—are you better off with one type over the other?Dating a non-doctor...really pulls you back to reality and forces you to realize that medicine is not the only thing in life; it’s easy to get too caught up in your work." Michelle: "Dating another doctor means not having to explain why you are at work for 16 hours or what it feels like to lose a patient, or to deal with families or patients who are non-complaint to your recommendations.Dating outside the medical field is good because it adds a depth and breath to the relationship by having a multitude of things to talk about.

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