That makes 27 million people on this dating app who did not meet their partner on their first goddamned date. Yes, people meet online, but fuck the odds of it. The invested effort of heterosexual single women looking for men to spend time with online is not met with a proportional return, not by a goddamned mile, and this disparity does not exist elsewhere. The established relationship of effort-to-result is challenged in online dating in a manner that is nothing short of madness.
Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now a $2 billion industry. But is this a positive development or something to be concerned about?.