Online dating is a lot like selecting a flavor of ice cream—there are lots of choices, but one isn’t necessarily as good as the next.Imagine that you’ve walked into an ice cream shop that boasts a hundred flavors.

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Project Evolove, a dating site that employs both Myers Briggs personality typing and an assessment of what it terms “dating instincts,” explains a common theory about which personality types are most compatible in dating.

The gist of it is that Judgers should pair with Perceivers, Extraverts with Introverts, while Intuitives should stick with their own kind, as should Sensors.

The Feeling/Thinking dimension is the one area in which mixing or matching is considered equally likely to result in success.

But then, wait—there’s piña colada ice cream and ice cream with pieces of chocolate-covered bacon!

Suddenly your head is spinning because you can’t make up your mind, and so you blurt out the next flavor that you see.

That’s how you end up holding a cone of wasabi ice cream, unsure of whether your tears are due to disappointment or the corrosion of your tongue.It’s great that in 2015 we have so many options of both potential dating partners and ice cream varieties.At the same time, it can be quite stressful to pick from the many choices.But unless you want two scoops of ice cream or are into polyamory, you’ll have to do just that.The key to success in both ice cream purchasing and online dating is to have an idea of what you want in advance.Sweet or salty (in both ice cream and people) is a matter of preference, so before you plunge into the realm of online dating, take stock of your own preferences.