Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden (31)

Jan 30, 2024 10:08 AM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden


My friend Louise has recently stopped using her dating apps. She finds sorting through the options to be time-consuming and exhausting. Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden” and “choice overload" (D’Angelo and Toma, 2016). When there are too many choices for our brains to process, we begin to focus on factors which are quickly and easily evaluated such as physical attractiveness, height, and weight (Lenton and Francesconi, 2010).

However, choosing from among too many options makes us less satisfied with the choices we make. Researchers have shown that individuals who chose dates from a large set of potential partners (in this case just 24 options, many fewer than available on most dating apps) were less satisfied than those who had chosen from a smaller pool (only 6 options).
Jan 30, 2024 12:39 PM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden
Wally8: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/dating-and-mating/201911/the-curious-ways-dating-apps-make-it-harder-find-love

My friend Louise has recently stopped using her dating apps. She finds sorting through the options to be time-consuming and exhausting. Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden” and “choice overload" (D’Angelo and Toma, 2016). When there are too many choices for our brains to process, we begin to focus on factors which are quickly and easily evaluated such as physical attractiveness, height, and weight (Lenton and Francesconi, 2010).

However, choosing from among too many options makes us less satisfied with the choices we make. Researchers have shown that individuals who chose dates from a large set of potential partners (in this case just 24 options, many fewer than available on most dating apps) were less satisfied than those who had chosen from a smaller pool (only 6 options).
tell her, to clear her mind.....and become a nun.............dunno
Jan 30, 2024 12:53 PM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden
rohaan
rohaanrohaanCoos Bay, Oregon USA229 Threads 10,510 Posts
truheart1941: tell her, to clear her mind.....and become a nun.............
"Too many choices can be just as bad as not enough choices"---(title of a university class I took regarding pediatric psychology.)
Jan 30, 2024 5:34 PM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden
rohaan: "Too many choices can be just as bad as not enough choices"---(title of a university class I took regarding pediatric psychology.)
I agree, and she shouldn’t rely on just a dating site
Feb 1, 2024 1:33 PM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden
Jesus what country is this?
Feb 1, 2024 3:16 PM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden
Makes no difference in my case, women run away whether alone or in a group conversing laugh
Feb 1, 2024 4:20 PM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden
Oxycodone
OxycodoneOxycodonePula, Central Croatia Croatia1,285 Posts
Walk down an isle of a supermarket and you will find there are 10 different types of tomatoes, or six different types of capsicum/peppers. Unless you are making a completely new recipe, or your usual item is not available, generally speaking you’d pick the same type/brand almost everytimewine
Feb 1, 2024 4:35 PM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden
Youcannow
YoucannowYoucannowLondon, Essex, England UK96 Threads 3,523 Posts
No different to when women go clothes shopping.
They spend hours looking for stuff & end up buying nothing.
Feb 1, 2024 4:38 PM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden
Youcannow: No different to when women go clothes shopping.
They spend hours looking for stuff & end up buying nothing.
When I go clothes shopping which is not often but when I do I buy a whole bunch of clothes to last me a whole year tongue
Feb 1, 2024 4:52 PM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden
Youcannow
YoucannowYoucannowLondon, Essex, England UK96 Threads 3,523 Posts
Coldheaven: Are you like the tv show TOWIE?
Nope . Can’t say I do .
Although I do bump into some of the cast every now & then .
Do you watch it yourself?
Feb 1, 2024 4:57 PM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden
Youcannow: Nope . Can’t say I do .
Although I do bump into some of the cast every now & then .
Do you watch it yourself?
I only watch it sometimes over the years but enough to recognise a lot of the people when they do spin off shows like after they’ve paired up and have a baby then they get a tv show about raising their babies.
Feb 1, 2024 5:00 PM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden
Youcannow
YoucannowYoucannowLondon, Essex, England UK96 Threads 3,523 Posts
Coldheaven: I only watch it sometimes over the years but enough to recognise a lot of the people when they do spin off shows like after they’ve paired up and have a baby then they get a tv show about raising their babies.
How wonderful.
I’d rather go shopping.
Nah , not really .
Feb 1, 2024 5:02 PM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden
Youcannow: How wonderful.
I’d rather go shopping.
Nah , not really .
I never watch the spin off shows I find them boring and I don’t have the time to watch them anyways cus they are always on while I’m at work.
Feb 1, 2024 5:04 PM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden
Coldheaven: I only watch it sometimes over the years but enough to recognise a lot of the people when they do spin off shows like after they’ve paired up and have a baby then they get a tv show about raising their babies.
im joining that show.....banana banana banana grin
Feb 1, 2024 5:05 PM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden
Youcannow
YoucannowYoucannowLondon, Essex, England UK96 Threads 3,523 Posts
Coldheaven: I never watch the spin off shows I find them boring and I don’t have the time to watch them anyways cus they are always on while I’m at work.
Same here .. luckily

I do bump into Danny Dier every now & then .
Feb 1, 2024 5:07 PM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden
Youcannow: Same here .. luckily

I do bump into Danny Dier every now & then .
Eastenders Danny dyer?
Feb 1, 2024 5:09 PM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden
truheart1941: im joining that show.....
They have their nanny’s on that show. You could be the dirty grandpa like Robert de Niro rolling on the floor laughing
Feb 1, 2024 5:10 PM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden
Youcannow
YoucannowYoucannowLondon, Essex, England UK96 Threads 3,523 Posts
Coldheaven: Eastenders Danny dyer?
The one & only .
Same in real life , as in telly .
Can’t understand a word he says
Feb 1, 2024 5:11 PM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden
Youcannow: The one & only .
Same in real life , as in telly .
Can’t understand a word he says
Tell him Linda wants him baaaaaackrolling on the floor laughing
Feb 1, 2024 5:14 PM CST Psychologists suggest that choosing from a large pool of potential partners causes “cognitive burden
Youcannow
YoucannowYoucannowLondon, Essex, England UK96 Threads 3,523 Posts
Coldheaven: Tell him Linda wants him baaaaaack
Who’s Linda for god sake dunno
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