I have tried an online disability dating site but had a horrendous experience.I was taken out for dinner to a quite nice restaurant in Bristol, but he had not considered the fact that I am a wheelchair user and needed to park my car nearby – this restaurant had a couple of steps and no parking anywhere near.Nearly a quarter of them have used online dating sites, compared with just 10 percent of people in the 18 to 24 age group.For ages 35 to 44, it's 17 percent and then the numbers fall to the single digits. Download this podcast SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR Idea Cast. I’m talking today with Paul Oyer, Professor of Economics at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. SARAH GREEN: So Paul, I’d like to just kick off by talking a little bit about the economic concept of search costs.He’s the author of the book, Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating. Can you just maybe describe what the concept is and how you’ve applied it to this idea of looking for a life partner?Online dating is shedding its stigma as a refuge for the desperate, but people who use sites such as and e Harmony are still in the minority.
However, we invest in those search costs because it’s worth it, because we get something we really want.Dear Aunty Tuppy, I am a wheelchair user and still single at the age of 35.