Talking versus dating
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.
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.
“Because ‘the talking’ stage is such an easy thing, it doesn’t involve [as much] effort on one end of it.
So I think that has taken away from the whole ‘dating’ thing.”The “just talking” stage is an elusive concept with guidelines that can be subjective, changing entirely from person to person, making it difficult to understand what people mean when they say certain things both over text and in-person, Verdeyen said.“I guess that’s just become the thing because nobody wants to say ‘I’m going to put my best bets on you.’ It’s a gambling approach, but it shouldn’t be,” said Erin Wheatley, a sophomore cellular biology major from Cumming.
The way the current trend is heading, what will dating be like in 2030, and will that be a better or worse time to be on the dating market than 1995? I think the term “online dating” is part of the problem and makes people who don’t know much about it think it refers to people forming entire relationships online and only meeting in person much later.