About dating sites
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.
It's also pretty dangerous when both parties have different levels of power within the relationship, as well as being really skeevy if the dude is married (and a lot of them are). Tinder is an online dating app based entirely on whether you'd bone the other person.
If you want an older man to pay your bills or buy you a purse just because you're adorable and don't necessarily want to have sex with him, just nag your dad. If you've ever used Tinder and complained that whoever you met was a shallow asshat, know that you are part of the problem and should swipe left on your own existence.
Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including (but not limited to) age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance.
Let me preface this with the fact that I have nothing against online dating.
Online dating is a great way for busy or introverted people, or those with weird schedules, or just those who want to meet new people outside their current circle and local haunts, to find romance or a hookup or a husband or wife or friend with benefits.
I know several people who've met spouses or long-term loves through online dating, and that's rad. There are a few online dating sites that are just really, really f*cking terrible places to find love, romance, sex or just a decent human being.
If you're looking for a relationship that won't end in heartbreak, murder, or just a whole lot of therapy that you probably wouldn't need otherwise, make sure you do everything in your power to avoid the following online dating sites.
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.