I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.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.But is this a positive development or something to be concerned about?Is online dating making the world better and dating more effective, or is something important being lost or sacrificed as a result?The first prominent online dating site was Match.com, which launched in 1995.
Don't ask your friends to tell you everything they can because you can end up with a tainted view of what to expect. 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.No matter how many women write in to say, ‘I don’t do this! You think we like guessing whether we’re wasting our time? Many a man has gotten into a relationship only to have the woman complain about the time he spends playing golf. Of course, if she loves him she should know that he NEEDS this time on the golf course. Why does she get involved with a man who has a hobby she doesn’t like?’ the fact is many, many, many women practice the behavior that follows. This game where you pretend you don’t care and secretly hope we chase you down is for teenagers. See ”You see us as projects you can fix.” I could write a novel on this one.