But is this a positive development or something to be concerned about?
Is online dating making the world better and dating more effective, or is something important being lost or sacrificed as a result?
I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.
The first step in ending up with the right person is meeting the right person, and for something so important in our lives, we’ve had for doing it efficiently and intelligently.
from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a billion industry.
Over 40 million Americans have given online dating a try, and over a of the American couples married between 20 met online.
You can meet someone who shares your passion for God’s word and His love - you just have to look in the right place.
And, for many Americans, that right place is online, with dating sites like Elite Singles.
That's what inspired "The Language of Love," an illustration series from uk by Argentinian artist Jazmin Batista.Whether it’s a failed relationship or the urge for a new beginning that has propelled you into the dating wilderness, online dating almost certainly has someone waiting for you. Match group now owns Tinder, Plenty Of Fish, Ok Cupid and, of course, Match, making it the biggest player in the online and app dating industry.e Harmony is another massive player, with 3 million users signed up. That’s when this company was founded by a 66-year-old psychologist, Neil Clark Warren, who’s now north of 80 and still running the show. And can you say “Ok, Cupid” to your Android phone, the way you’d say “OK, Google”? You can read it as descriptive (making a match) or as metaphorical (strike a match, find your flame). Talk about a niche market: this is a site “to enable people in the death industry” – pathologists, funeral organizers, taxidermists, crematorium techs – “to meet like-minded individuals.” It was founded by Carla Valentine – timely tie-in alert! This is the gamified future of dating: a mobile app, launched in 2012, that dispenses with the personal data and just shows photos (swipe right for a hit, left for a miss). Speaking of dates, here’s one to consider: August 22, 2000. The ur-dating site (founded in 1995, when only about 5 percent of Americans had Internet access) has a name that holds up surprisingly well.