I felt a deep sense a rejection -- not personally, but on behalf of everyone at the bar.
"There are a lot of theories out there about how online dating is bad for us," Michael Rosenfeld, a sociologist at Stanford who has been conducting a long-running study of online dating, told me the other day.
"And mostly they're pretty unfounded." Rosenfeld, who has been keeping tabs on the dating lives of more than 3,000 people, has gleaned many insights about the growing role of apps like Tinder.
The research has been done, and we’ve brought the best of it to you. See what these six studies reveal about Internet intimacy: The brains behind online matchmaking services are soon to be held to standards similar to those of standardized exams in academia, according to researchers of one University of California Berkeley study.
The choice is yours: join the growing online dating network, or risk relationship ruin again and again.
This suggests that online matchmaking is a “more measured and selective” method for seeking a significant other.
When the Internet made its entrance into the romance arena, it came armed with endless partner prospects, the appeal of the pre-screening process and the simplicity of it all.
I wondered to myself, is this what online dating has done to us?
Is it creating a new reality in which people actively avoid real-life interactions?
Apparently, among its efficiency benefits, it offers sustainability as well.
A study led by faculty of the University of Chicago’s Psychology Department found marriages stemming from online relationships were less likely than traditional marriages to end in separation or divorce.
Without the pressures of physical presence, initial interactions via Internet focus on the things that really matter.