Bobby Rio is the founder of TSB Magazine ( the leading men's website for dating and lifestyle advice.TSB Magazine is one of the most popular in the world for guys looking to improve their "game" with women.Before the advent of Internet dating, we used to head to various places to socialize and meet people — bars, pubs, clubs, parties, weddings, places of worship, and even the library.
Computers and servers in these virtual dating agencies filter the millions of people in their databases to find your closest match based on various criteria.
You can scroll through profiles of people near you on your smartphone and send them a flirty text copied from a Google search, avoiding the effort and anxiety of thinking of what you would like to say to your match.
But it seems as if hooking you up with the right person is less about what you say you want and more about how you, or others like you, behave online.
To gain a little insight into what makes people tick when they look for romance online, we’ve studied the behaviour of 200,000 people on Baihe.com, a dating site in China that has more than 60m registered users.
We found that people are in many ways predictable in their dating habits but they also often bend their own rules.