One thing online dating does allow you to do is get in front of more people and have more interactions — in terms of getting out there, having first dates, sitting down and practicing how to interact with someone.
It led to the revelation that when you have a third of single people using this technology, you aren’t going to find one kind of person, you are going to find many different kinds of people from many different kinds of backgrounds, just as you would find if you just went out and interviewed people who are in relationships. I do believe when you expand the mating pool as online dating has done, and you cause such a radical departure from all the rest of human history — where finding someone was based so much more on scarcity — you do wind up with a couple of things.
On the one hand with people being a little choosier, those who use the technology a lot have a higher bar for happiness.
For online daters to be successful, it’s important for them to be resilient.
In his new book, Love in the Time of Algorithms: What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating, writer Dan Slater argues that online dating has changed society profoundly. Y., newlywed, tells USA TODAY's Sharon Jayson just how and why.
Because of this steady rise, it’s safe to say that online dating will continue to be a powerful force in the world of love and relationships for many years to come.