What makes online dating so popular

12 Apr

As Simone Foxman wrote in , soon children will be asking their parents, "Mommy, which app did you meet Daddy in?

"These figures come from a study by the Pew Research Center.

The mechanical world of online dating doesn't allow for this story.

But perhaps after a few dates that grow out of an online setup, that story happens.

Marriages that began with a click on an Internet profile are increasingly common. Because adults today tend to have a limited social world, at least in terms of old-fashioned face-to-face con­tact.

We work, we parent, we sometimes see our girlfriends, and we don’t get out for much else.

We bank and order groceries online; we send texts rather than talk. Yes indeed, the relationships and sexuality expert found herself single after a long-term relationship ended (go figure). I live in a small community where it seems like all of the eligible bachelors are my patients! So with a great deal of skepticism, I tried the online dating thing.

So when Roberta Caploe was ready to start dating again after a divorce, she didn’t ask her friends to fix her up or feel the need to frequent bars or health clubs.Sixty six percent of users went on a date with someone they met online and 23% met a spouse or long term partner.Fast forward to today and online dating is a

So when Roberta Caploe was ready to start dating again after a divorce, she didn’t ask her friends to fix her up or feel the need to frequent bars or health clubs.

Sixty six percent of users went on a date with someone they met online and 23% met a spouse or long term partner.

Fast forward to today and online dating is a $1.5 billion a year industry with millions of singles paricipating and hundreds of thousands of marriages a year resulting from people who met online. People were no longer nervous telling others they met online.

After the turn of the century, online dating started to become a more popular as a genuine means of meeting people with mutual interests to date. Once success stories of people meeting online started to emerge, online dating began to have a “snowball” effect where it picked up steam.

News stations would do Valentine’s Day stories on the popularity of using the Internet to find love.

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So when Roberta Caploe was ready to start dating again after a divorce, she didn’t ask her friends to fix her up or feel the need to frequent bars or health clubs.Sixty six percent of users went on a date with someone they met online and 23% met a spouse or long term partner.Fast forward to today and online dating is a $1.5 billion a year industry with millions of singles paricipating and hundreds of thousands of marriages a year resulting from people who met online. People were no longer nervous telling others they met online. After the turn of the century, online dating started to become a more popular as a genuine means of meeting people with mutual interests to date. Once success stories of people meeting online started to emerge, online dating began to have a “snowball” effect where it picked up steam.News stations would do Valentine’s Day stories on the popularity of using the Internet to find love.

.5 billion a year industry with millions of singles paricipating and hundreds of thousands of marriages a year resulting from people who met online. People were no longer nervous telling others they met online. After the turn of the century, online dating started to become a more popular as a genuine means of meeting people with mutual interests to date. Once success stories of people meeting online started to emerge, online dating began to have a “snowball” effect where it picked up steam.News stations would do Valentine’s Day stories on the popularity of using the Internet to find love.