titled Nancy Jo Sales’s article on dating apps “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating Apocalypse’” and I thought it again this month when Hinge, another dating app, advertised its relaunch with a site called “thedatingapocalypse.com,” borrowing the phrase from Sales’s article, which apparently caused the company shame and was partially responsible for their effort to become, as they put it, a “relationship app.”Despite the difficulties of modern dating, if there is an imminent apocalypse, I believe it will be spurred by something else.
I don’t believe technology has distracted us from real human connection.
Online dating is not a new concept, but it has evolved into something that offers more positive results, as opposed to its predecessors’ platforms.
It used to be that there was a one-in-a-billion chance for success.
Now do it over again, and this time, answer honestly.
The best part about online dating is that you have an exit strategy as well.“I haven’t been looking for a serious relationship in my early 20s.It’s great to just talk to people and meet up with people.”“I have a boyfriend right now whom I met on Tinder,” says Frannie Steinlage, a 34-year-old straight woman who is a health-care consultant in Denver.Even those of us who would never use online dating sites will still often Facebook-stalk someone before a date.We take the Meyers-Briggs personality test and various strengths-finder quizzes in order to determine whether we’ve picked the right job.