To be honest, I'm a skeptic when it comes to online dating.Am I supposed to believe I can find "The One" on an app like Tinder? I spent the past few months examining a range of studies on online dating and marriage to see what I could find. According to online dating literature, dating services can't really improve relationship outcomes.They engage in hot, sweaty, intellectual conversations about Proust.Do you know where Marcel friggin' Proust is Some people stick to their guns when they say they don't care about looks—and bless their hearts.You can talk to a person, but can't see what they look like.Even if you have a great conversation with a person, you're not going to want to bone them if they look like Rex from close to getting it right—the one thing they didn't anticipate: charging money kills erections faster than, I dunno, bees?
That's a shocking statistic at odds with what has become an accepted way to meet people romantically.
Called "hyper personal interaction," it is well documented that people disclose personal details at double the rate the normally would when they are online.
What results is a false sense of intimacy between two people, and while this feeling may aid the romantic connection promised by dating services, it can equally result in misunderstandings.
That's fine and understandable though I wish the door wasn't halfway closed knowing I will never ...
It has been a LONG time since I was last involved in the dating scene as my marriage of twenty years just imploded.