Is online dating pathetic

Researchers said one of the most surprising findings was that young adults and people in their late 50s/early 60s showed the greatest growth, as both groups have historically not been active online daters.Another contributing factor to how one views online dating is education level: 58 percent of college graduates know someone who uses online dating and 46 percent know someone who met their longtime sweetie via app or dating site.But is this a positive development or something to be concerned about?

Websites and apps like Ok Cupid, Tinder, Zoosk, Match, e Harmony and countless others set out with the goal to have people with similar interests meet and hopefully be right for each other.More from The Daily Dot: “As elections approach, Iran cracks down on Internet activism with ‘advanced’ censorship tactics”The most overwhelming figure is that 80 percent of Americans who have used online dating think it’s a good way to meet someone—even if nearly a third think the process keeps people from settling down because of what psychologist Barry Schwartz calls “the paradox of choice” or having way too many options.Despite this vote of confidence by most people surveyed, a sizeable amount shared their belief online dating is a more dangerous way to meet people than other avenues. 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.He was the only guy who would ask me out until I started Internet dating a year and a half later.

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