Those butterflies you felt when talking to a someone who you are insanely attracted to, are now long gone and replaced with a web page which holds a profile picture of that person and a one-page blurb which has been carefully thought out, designed and edited by that individual.
While it may seem much more convenient to draft up a careful and engineered online dating profile, we are giving up more than we seem to realize by doing so.
Some, back in the early days of online dating (lo those dark days of the late 90s and early 00s), were evil and would sell a limited number of messages; if you sent out a message and didn’t hear back, well, tough shit Charlie, you just blew a buck (or whatever the per-unit cost was). were intended as a way of trying to get someone to message so that you could chat without wasting your hard-earned money.
Needless to say, it was kind of an insult even back then; nothing screams romance more than “I’m interested in you but not enough to actually to join the site.” Fortunately most sites seem to have wised up and charge a subscription fee instead, but the vestigal organ that is the “wink” hangs in there like an appendix and does nothing but cause trouble.
Today I’ll explain the reasons why this overall decrease is happening.
There are many of them, and I’m probably not going to cover them all, but these are the big ones. There are far less “serious” women on dating sites. It’s not that there are more or less women on dating sites.
In 2016, dating no longer is as personal and as intimate as it once was.Dating has evolved over the last decade or so since the introduction of online dating sites and apps.What seems to be a decade or so somewhat feels like another lifetime ago.Gay dating websites can be an awesome way to connect but can also be a real drag.Messages go unanswered, hours seem wasted scrolling through endless profiles and something that’s supposed to hook you up leaves you feeling as isolated as ever.