Online dating vs regular dating
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.
Personal ads never accounted for more than 1% of marriages in America.
I have a friend that goes on two or three first dates every week with people he already knows are potentially good personality and physical matches for him—how you find the right person, and good luck keeping up with him meeting people the old-fashioned way.
And for people who have no interest in serious dating and just want to find people to hook up with?
“It’s unprecedented.”For most of human history, the choice of life partner was limited by class, location and parental diktat.
In the 19th and 20th centuries those constraints were weakened, at least in the West.