Dating sites claim the ability to find you the perfect match.
But are these algorithms the secret to life-long love, or just a way to suck in hopeless romantics?
Valentine’s Day was approaching, and this city of more than eight million people was feeling oddly lonely.
We refer to these individuals throughout this report as “online daters,” and we define them in the following way: Taken together, 11% of all American adults have done one or both of these activities and are classified as “online daters.” In terms of demographics, online dating is most common among Americans in their mid-20’s through mid-40’s.
Some 22% of 25-34 year olds and 17% of 35-44 year olds are online daters.
But what the hell, I had nothing to loose and I was living somewhere where no one knew me.
So on I went, looking up the most suitable social media dating sites, just advertising myself and throwing myself in the gauntlet of online dating. I was getting over 100 emails a day from the most random and creepy people. I took the opportunity that some decent guys offered me and I actually went on dates with people from the Internet.
With some goading from a friend — who somehow convinced me that the stigma against online dating was no more — I joined Ok Cupid and started scanning the thousands of matches that popped up on my screen.
Apparently, I wasn’t alone in my Valentine’s Day depression-induced hunt for Prince Charming.
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It wasn’t until after venting with my mother of all people, where she swore to me how good it was to online date when you really just don’t have the time to put yourself out there in real life.
This coming from the mom already made me embarrassed and the fact that she was giving me dating advice altogether made me feel like I hit an all time low.