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. Honestly, there are slot machines in Vegas looking at the online dating odds right now and finding them unfair. But then why do it, right? I refuse to see my efforts as wasted, no matter how much dust collects on the other side of the couch.