But the most common responses to my post were not hearty cheers.
They were lamentations about the spiritual bankruptcy of modern love.
When online dating moves to the stage, anything can happen!
My maternal grandparents met through mutual friends at a summer pool party in the suburbs of Detroit shortly after World War II.
Thirty years later, their oldest daughter met my dad in Washington, D.
“Anybody looking for something hard to find is advantaged by the bigger choice set.
She said she regarded this self-imposed ambition as “absolutely unreasonable.”If the journey toward coupling is more formidable than it used to be, it’s also more lonesome.
With the declining influence of friends and family and most other social institutions, more single people today are on their own, having set up shop at a digital bazaar where one’s appearance, interestingness, quick humor, lighthearted banter, sex appeal, photo selection—one’s is submitted for 24/7 evaluation before an audience of distracted or cruel strangers, whose distraction and cruelty might be related to the fact that they are also undergoing the same anxious appraisal.
For gay couples, the figure soared to nearly 70 percent.
In a new paper awaiting publication, Rosenfeld finds that the online-dating phenomenon shows no signs of abating.