I don't think online dating is for me


18-Dec-2017 16:15

(For gay couples, it's more like two out of every three).

The apps have been surprisingly successful -- and in ways many people would not expect.

But the fear that online dating is changing us, collectively, that it's creating unhealthy habits and preferences that aren't in our best interests, is being driven more by paranoia than it is by actual facts.

"There are a lot of theories out there about how online dating is bad for us," Michael Rosenfeld, a sociologist at Stanford who has been conducting a long-running study of online dating, told me the other day.

I think these things are definitely characteristic of modern romance.

Of course, others have worried about these sorts of questions before.

The interview has been edited for length and clarity.



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