PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It turns out, online daters often try to make connections with people considered “out of their league”.READ MORE: Daniel Moore, Hero Pilot In Drexel Hill Medical Helicopter Crash, Released From Philadelphia Hospital
According to a new study in the journal, Science Advances researchers polled online daters from New York, Boston, Chicago, and Seattle.
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The study titled, Aspirational pursuit of mates in online dating markets, found that online daters tend to reach out to those who they consider more attractive, because it’s worth a shot, even if they don’t get a message back.
Psychologists say this phenomenon makes sense because rejection online stings less than if you are shot down in person.CBS3 Pet Project: Tips On Caring For Dogs With Arthritis
“When there are plenty of fish in the sea, one can afford to throw a few back,” said researchers.