Overall, when you're tired of the same ‘ol, same ‘ol, you come to find online dating can be pretty intriguing. Well, to say online dating is efficient is an understatement.
It really doesn't get easier than browsing profiles and sending a message to someone who sparks your interest.
Sure, some people use online dating for cybersex or even just to chat, without any intention of meeting, but the real value of online dating is efficiency. They've become a medium for getting people to meet offline rather than keeping the conversation online.
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from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a billion industry.
Over 40 million Americans have given online dating a try, and over a of the American couples married between 20 met online.
But people had relationships before dating apps existed and—surprise! It took a little while, but when I was putting less energy into scoping out prospects on dating apps, I had more time for parties, spontaneous encounters, and other ways to meet people.
I ended up meeting my partner at a nightclub while on vacation in Ibiza with a girlfriend.