Online Dating: Pros and Cons

Online dating is very popular in today’s world which is now over a $2 billion industry. Over 40 million Americans have tried online dating a try, and over a third of the American couples have married between 2005 and 2012 who met online.

The first online dating site was Match.com, which was launched in 1995. eHarmony launched in 2000, OkCupid in 2004, and more recently, a lot of mobile swiping apps, like Tinder and Hinge, have become hugely popular.

But is this a positive side or something to worried about. Is this dating making the world better or something else? What will dating be like in future, let’s have a look what is the answer?

Here is Tim’s Answer: ”I think this is a no-brainer positive development. The key thing is that it’s not online dating—it’s online meeting people followed by in-person dating. 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. 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. The first step in ending up with the right person is meeting the right person, and for something so important in our lives, we’ve had no real system for doing it efficiently and intelligently. For socially weird or anxious or shy people, trying to meet a stranger in public is a nightmare, and even for someone charming and outgoing, it’s a grueling task that requires a lot of luck. 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,” he added.

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