Singles are getting more and more comfortable with online dating.Thus, sites are flooded with non-geeky, non-Internet-savvy users.It’s too simple to say that, once, college students met each other in person.College was scaffolded with social activities meant to introduce strangers to other strangers, whether it was speed dating or fraternity-sorority hang-outs.Fifteen percent of Americans have now used a website or app to look for a romantic partner; three years ago, only nine percent had.
But I don’t believe those things are the root cause of Jeff’s dating frustrations, especially when it comes to online dating.
This trait game, along with Royzman’s review of the literature on attraction, hints at some of the endless quirks of the online dating marketplace.
You might like someone online, but they put 100 on income, and unfortunately you’re about a 10.
Over the years, he’s tried dating sites like the Canada-based Lava Life and Australia’s RSVP, but he found his most recent long-term relationship on Facebook.“In 2008, I met a female on the autism spectrum in the United States,” Burge says.
“That became sort of a long distance relationship for a while, and that collapsed due to the immigration difficulties.”Despite having some success in online dating, Burge isn’t optimistic about finding a partner.“I’ve got to the stage where I just find the whole concept of dating and relationships is just simply overwhelming,” Burge says.