Internet dating yes or no
"The fact that online dating exists is a boon for singles, and it is a great addition to the way singles can meet potential partners," said Eli Finkel, a social psychologist at Northwestern University in Chicago.
"But the industry makes a number of mistakes." From Cupid to matchmakers to nosy grandmothers, intermediaries have been meddling in love since long before the beginnings of the Internet.
Most of the people that write about online dating write about what’s wrong with it. I mean, that’s what news is – emphasize the bad, misery loves company, etc.
Turn on the TV and it’s not about kittens being saved from trees, but drive-by shootings.
Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.
Here are five facts about online dating: Online dating has lost much of its stigma, and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.
- The Internet gives people access to far more potential partners than they are likely to meet in the real world. In just 20 years, the Internet has become one of the most common places to meet romantic partners -- a close second only to getting introductions through friends, found an exhaustive new review of research into the science behind the online relationship industry.That doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of kittens saved from trees. from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a billion industry.I've heard so many stories about online dating; some good, some not-so-good.I'm not really looking for anything too serious but want to gain confidence meeting new people and to have a good time.