New study on hooking up finds no sexual sea change, American Sociological Association, retrieved Aug. The other day I walked by a table of Western men at a café and nothing happened. 72 Some critics have suggested that matchmaking algorithms are imperfect and are "no better than chance" for the task of identifying acceptable partners. A b Carl Bialik (July 29, 2009). "Can you be beautiful but not superficial?". Particularly for the lgbtq community, where the dating pool can be more difficult to navigate due to discrimination and having a 'minority' status in society. These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations. A b c Kira Cochrane.