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How Divine Intervention handles serial-dating mentality and the notion of quality VS. quantity
American psychologist Barry Schwartz powerfully sums up the challenge we face when choosing a romantic partner in today’s world in his 2004 novel The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less.
The whole idea behind Schwartz’s book is that people assume that more choices gives you more freedom to make decisions which lead to greater welfare. This idea is flawed—especially when it comes to dating—and Schwartz suggests we should opt for being Satisficers making “good enough” choices which will lead to happier lives, as opposed to being maximizers who need to exhaust all choices before making a decision. Maximizers are usually left feeling doubtful about their choice even after having made one.
As matchmakers at Divine Intervention, our job is to reverse the paralysis current and prospective clients experience during the matchmaking and dating process.Continue Reading