Despite becoming a more normal way for daters to connect in recent years, online dating still has a negative connotation to some.
Whatever the reason, our culture has yet to fully accept online dating as a respectable way to find love, so when we hear that two people met via the Internet, we immediately start questioning the validity of the relationship.
The way the current trend is heading, what will dating be like in 2030, and will that be a better or worse time to be on the dating market than 1995? I think the term “online dating” is part of the problem and makes people who don’t know much about it think it refers to people forming entire relationships online and only meeting in person much later.
Simply considered as online meeting people, it makes a ton of sense.
The first prominent online dating site was Match.com, which launched in 1995.
e Harmony started in 2000, Ok Cupid in 2004, and more recently, a wave of mobile people-swiping apps, like Tinder and Hinge, have become wildly popular.
You're scrolling through your Facebook and Instagram feed and what do you see?
Over 40 million Americans have given online dating a try, and over a of the American couples married between 20 met online.We’ve come to believe in this myth that online dating doesn’t work because everyone is lying or people are just looking for sex.If you find yourself skeptical, consider the following myths about online dating and maybe these statistics will show the truth behind the rumors.When some people think about online dating, they immediately think of shows like Catfish (the term ‘catfish’ refers to the act or luring someone into a relation via a fictional online persona) or the story of the “Craigslist killer.” Since we’ve heard of horrible things happening when people meet online, we automatically stigmatize online dating as a bad idea.But, consider if you are safer meeting and hooking up with a stranger in a bar, or a co-worker you barely know.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.