I don’t deny ANYBODY the negative experiences that they’ve had.
I just urge people to find some healthier perspective on the whole thing.
Aside from my own luck and the trendy radio ads and sexy commercials, it seems as if no one’s happy.
I did meet my girlfriend online, but after a year of painful struggle, meaning hardly any dates despite being educated, employed, and reasonably attractive.
Friends of both genders tell that their experiences have been hard in different ways.
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.
And for people who have no interest in serious dating and just want to find people to hook up with?
Online is a much better way to accomplish that too.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.Most of the people that write about online dating write about what’s wrong with it. I mean, that’s what news is – emphasize the bad, misery loves company, etc.Turn on the TV and it’s not about kittens being saved from trees, but drive-by shootings.But is this a positive development or something to be concerned about?