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Plus, many big sites have been hesitant to allow independent researchers to look at their matching algorithms in depth.

Whether or not the algorithms work, it's perhaps even more important if online daters they work.

“I think there is a possibility [that these algorithms] could evolve to better predict long-term compatibility.

There’s just a disconnect between what social science says is actually possible, and what the sites say they can do,” said Slater.

Of the 13 online daters I talked to for this article, only one believes algorithms can make successful matches. “I don’t believe that an algorithm can match me up, and I don’t want to match me up,” said Jason Feifer.

“If you don’t have a personality, it’s going to come across in an email, a phone call, or across a table,” said Larry K., 46, who met his wife on nine years ago.The good news is that it’s probably only going to get better with time.Slater believes that, as the popularity of mobile dating apps increases, sites will learn how to gather more valuable information.Experts say online dating sites see a huge traffic increase between Christmas and Valentine’s Day.With the number of visitors these sites get each month, that increase is pretty significant: Some current estimates report between 10.5 and 23.8 million unique visitors per month for two major dating sites.