The benefits of online dating
Even better, you don’t have to worry about whether or not someone’s available – everyone’s single and looking.Regular dating is pretty much a shot in the dark – you like someone, you date, and then discover something you really don’t like!
And then there’s the anecdotal evidence: just about everyone knows a couple who met on or its equivalent.
Put in perspective, we each probably spent more time apartment hunting than having experiences that helped select our now-divorced spouses. If so, the pundits probably will cite “commoditizing,” and all the good flowing from the concomitant expansion of experience, learning and choice, as why.
Brooks fleshes out his critique by claiming that commoditizing is “the opposite . love.” By this, he must mean that online daters are selecting people from little photos that march down screens like aliens in the game, viz., by objective characteristics, versus the unquantifiable aspects thought to catalyze true love. Online dating also is heavily lambasted for its mishaps.
The advantages of online dating attract at least 20 million Americans a month to online dating services.
Once seen as a “last resort for lonely geeks,” the benefits of online dating add up to an effective and more enjoyable alternative to the traditional dating scene that anyone can appreciate.
For example, having come of age around the same time as Brooks, he and I presumably had access to the same panoply of 1970s and 1980s mate-finding tools: bars, beaches, work, school and introductions through family and friends. The proof of this is the tremendous number of marriages originating online.