Hardly unbiased results, but at first blush it reads impressively.Here's an excerpt from an article on : "A recent study funded by [a major dating website] suggests that as many as 35 percent of Americans now meet their spouses online.And it's not even them; it's a digital impersonation, and a poor one, at that.Perhaps more importantly, once the online dater sees a potential match’s name and/or photo, the next step is to spend a bit of time scouring the internet to get more information about them, before they have even had a chance to respond to the first message sent.3.According to the study findings, the most common place to meet a spouse is at work or at school (38 percent)."Through a friend or family member" came in second (27 percent), while "on an online dating site" came in third (17 percent) — hardly the "35 percent of Americans" as claimed in the earlier study.Moreover, this study examined many online venues: virtual worlds, chat rooms, multiplayer games, and social networks, as well as many dating sites.
In today’s technology-centric world — where everyone’s phone seems surgically attached to their hand — dating websites and apps are how modern singles find other singles.highlights how Tinder has signaled a “dating apocalypse” because it doesn’t promote actual “dating” — it promotes hookups based on physical appearance.In a nutshell: Swiping right strokes the ego of the recipient, and paves the way to sex-on-demand.Primal dating rituals and natural courtship don't include posting a profile and a few pictures, or swiping right to indicate interest. Old pictures, employment status, income, weight, age — over 80 percent of online daters don't tell the truth.In essence, you're starting a relationship based on dishonesty.2. You aren’t actually meeting the person, you're meeting their portrayal and estimation of the best parts of their personality.
Of course, there are online dating success stories.