Why Online Dating Is Actually Awesome
The Upkeep This will not come as a shock to anyone as entrenched in the online dating world as me, but it seems people rarely talk about the fact that actively using dating apps is hard effing work. Its Fast Pace With online dating, everything seems to move at warp speed.
Compared to the relatively snail-like pace of meeting someone IRL, getting to know them, becoming friends, and then maybe going on a date, the way things work online is crazy-fast. Here's a breakdown of how things might typically go in a given three-hour period I spend on a dating app: I learn someone exists, make small talk, ask a few personal get-to-know-you questions, flirt with varying levels of subtletyexchange numbers, and ask him out.
If you're someone who needs time to move into anything romantic, you might experience some culture shock when you start online dating. Pseudo-Intimacy This is a direct result of the aforementioned fast pace intrinsic to online dating.
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?.