Daniel Adler-Golden is among the millions of young singles who frequent the online dating service Tinder. These romantic window shoppers are helping broaden the market for a booming digital dating industry that one in seven Americans has at least dabbled in. Once regarded as a last resort for desperate, aging singles hoping computerized love formulas can identify their soul mates, online dating is now a mainstream pursuit for many age groups, including college students. In fact Tinder, launched in , has said more than 90 percent of its first users were 24 and younger. Overall, people in that age group make up 16 percent of the total users of online dating sites, according to a survey by SessionM, a Boston firm that tracks Web activity for advertisers.
Avoid Women That Are Window Shoppers
Thank, Q!: Online Dating is Window Shopping
You no longer care about a single person out there. This pattern typically happens two or three times per night. Boring people cannot, I repeat, cannot avoid detection online. Damn it.
Why Online Dating Is A Lot Like Online Shopping
How can we take someone seriously when we can date as many people as we want? Online dating allows us to date and communicate with multitudes of people, but doesn't this promote disingenuous efforts to know someone genuinely? It's hard to be sincere about someone when we are talking to five other people at the same time; we email this person and that person and the other person. When someone does write back, we aren't sure when we even communicated with him or her.
The Internet has become a boon for many love addicts. Never before in the history of the world has it ever been so easy to connect with literally hundreds of people in short amounts of time. Location is no longer an issue either. Just turn on the computer and you can be chatting with someone on the other side of the planet within a matter of seconds.