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Is it harder to find love than ever before?
In this modern age of social networking and dating apps, surely it's easier to find
love with the growing population!
There are already over 7 billion people on this planet, so there's more people to choose
from now!
Anyone of those 7 billion wanna come over and eat some pizza bagels with me?
So are more people better?
Not according the the Paradox of Choice.
Popularized around ten years ago, this theory states that the more options a person has,
the more likely they will not make a decision or be unhappy with the one they choose.
Rather than liberate someone with a greater freedom of options, we're so over encumbered
with choices that we can't move!
I knew I should have paid more attention to those notifications in Fallout!
When it comes to the modern dating scene, one of the biggest places to find a ton of
perceived options is the realm of dating apps and websites.
Furthering the theory that more options isn't better, scientists recently found that the
more dating profiles a person looked at, the more likely they were to remember details
of the profiles /incorrectly/.
And that's not very good if you're trying to find the love of your life!
They also found that people typically expect more difficulty, less enjoyment, and more
romantic regret when they have a lot of people to choose from.
Their participants usually expected about 20 to 50 choices to be ideal.
Keep in mind, this focused on what people /expect/ to happen, not necessarily proving
what /will/ happen.
However, a separate study also said more online dating options were overwhelming, further
making participants stray from what they said they wanted in a partner at the beginning
of the study.
So would it be better to have no options at all?
That doesn't seem to work either according to what scientists are calling the Single
Option Aversion.
This is where a person is unwilling to choose an option, even an /attractive/ one, when
there are no competing options.
Contrary to the Paradox of Choice theory, the Single Option Aversion shows that the
more choices, the better.
So if you only have one option, it's probably pretty hard to find true love.
Unless that option is me, of course.
Still got those pizza bagels!
So wait, this would mean it's /easier/ to find love now.
Back in the past, transportation limited you to a very small social network, meaning you
might have had only a couple of options.
Maybe even just one!
But to conclude it was harder to find love back then would be assuming people back in
time had the same thought processes that we do now.
Keep in mind these physiological studies we looked at were done in recent times, not back
in the 1700's.
Honestly, it's pretty tough to totally say if it's harder now than ever before to find
love, even if the evidence seems to point that way.
But there is one thing we know for sure.
Many people found love in the past and many people have found love now.
To all my lovebugs out there, if love is what you want, then I hope you find it!
And if you can find any humans there is plenty of blocko to go around.
So what do you think?
Is it harder to find love than ever before?
Or do you think it's even easier in this modern age of technology?
Let me know in the comments below.
Is love even real?
Why do we feel this intense sensation?
There's actually a lot of science behind it, so you should check out this video.
There's a link in the description if you're on mobile.
Make sure you come back every Monday for a brand new video.
As always, I'm Blocko and this has been Life Noggin.
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Is It Harder Than Ever To Find Love?

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Evelyn published on March 22, 2018    Julie Tu translated    Evangeline reviewed
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