Over 40 million Americans have given online dating a try, and over a of the American couples married between 20 met online.The first prominent online dating site was Match.com, which launched in 1995.
I ended up deleting my profile at the end of 2 hours and kind of went about the rest of my night with a very bad taste in my mouth.” Well, duh.
Welcome to Understanding the Opposite Sex 101, dude.
The alternative that often happens is meeting someone through friends, which can work, but it’s limiting yourself to single people your closest friends and family happen to know.
Effective dating definitely needs to take place in person, the same way your grandfather did it, but I see no good reason why happens—and for the most important mission in most of our lives, it makes no sense to crush your ability to meet great people to try a first date with because it’s not as good a story to have met them online.
The first step in ending up with the right person is meeting the right person, and for something so important in our lives, we’ve had for doing it efficiently and intelligently.
For socially weird or anxious or shy people, trying to meet a stranger in public is a nightmare, and even for someone charming and outgoing, it’s a grueling task that requires a lot of luck.
Now that the stigma has diminished, you know this industry is going to race ahead because there’s so much money to be made by whoever can be innovative.
So in 2030, I think we’ll be somewhere very different, and I think today’s nine-year-olds will have really incredible ways of finding love when they’re 25.
Says the original author: “I would be lying if I said it didn’t get to me.