Good and bad of internet dating
Part of what you have uncovered during your research is how drastic the rise of online dating has been.
That's something not everyone thinks this is a good thing. The worry about online dating comes from theories about how too much choice might be bad for you.
I felt a deep sense a rejection -- not personally, but on behalf of everyone at the bar.
Instead of interacting with the people around her, she chose to search for a companion elsewhere online.
But the fear that online dating is changing us, collectively, that it's creating unhealthy habits and preferences that aren't in our best interests, is being driven more by paranoia than it is by actual facts.
And that’s not the life that young people lead anymore.
The age of first marriage is now in the late twenties, and more people in their 30s and even 40s are deciding not to settle down.
They are important today — roughly one of every four straight couples now meet on the Internet.
(For gay couples, it's more like two out of every three).
The apps have been surprisingly successful -- and in ways many people would not expect.