How do the search functions work with online dating?

It’s very tempting to treat an online dating site like an online shop. Simply set all filters so that only the right person remains, add to cart, proceed to checkout and you’re all set for love. In fact, online dating is but an opportunity to deviate from familiar paths. On the internet you have a chance to get out of your box and meet people you just wouldn’t ever come across in real life. It is therefore appropriate to initially set your criteria as wide as possible first and then to narrow it down gradually as needed. It would be a pity if you excluded a potential match from the get go, because he’s a few inches too short, a few pounds too heavy or a few years too old.