One good thing about internet dating
I encourage you not to mumble through the next round of “And how did you guys meet? It will put you at ease to talk to someone who’s “been there” before.
Above all else, remember: Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are not above it.
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It’s something I don’t think we, as a society, talk about enough, so I’m going to go first and hope more of you follow. Thanks to Ok Cupid, we do awesome things like go to farmers’ markets and spend holidays with each others’ families and live together. According to one study, 10% of Americans have tried online dating.
Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.
When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.
Of that 10%, a whopping 23% have met a spouse or long-term partner. When you’re genuinely interested in someone’s interests, you’ll have plenty of things to talk about on your first date, and the second date, and the third…