The Washington Post writes about the effectiveness of online dating:

And yet, just this week, a new analysis from Michigan State Universityfound that online dating leads to fewer committed relationships than offline dating does — that it doesn’t work, in other words. That, in the words of its own author, contradicts a pile of studies that have come before it. In fact, this latest proclamation on the state of modern love joins a 2010 study that found more couples meet online than at schools, bars or parties. And a 2012 study that found dating site algorithms aren’t effective. And a 2013 paper that suggested Internet access is boosting marriage rates. Plus a whole host of dubious statistics, surveys and case studies from dating giants like eHarmony and Match.com, who claim — insist, even!! — that online dating “works.”

This much should be obvious: We don’t actually know.

Indeed.