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They are important today — roughly one of every four straight couples now meet on the Internet.
(For gay couples, it's more like two out of every three).
For folks who are meeting people everyday—really younger people in their early twenties—online dating is relevant, but it really becomes a powerful force for people in thin dating markets.
In a 2012 paper, I wrote about how among heterosexuals, the people who are most likely to use online dating are the middle-aged folks, because they’re the ones in the thinnest dating market.
There are online sites that cater to hookups, sure, but there are also online sites that cater to people looking for long-term relationships.
What’s more, many people who meet in the online sites that cater to hookups end up in long-term relationships.
The idea is that if you’re faced with too many options you will find it harder to pick one, that too much choice is demotivating.
Once you’re in a relationship with somebody, it doesn’t really matter how you met that other person.
Look, there’s always a fear that comes with a new technology.
The idea that the new technology is going to undervalue some really important social values is real and rampant.
I think these things are definitely characteristic of modern romance.
The worry about online dating comes from theories about how too much choice might be bad for you.
It’s harder to feel alone when you’re 23, because everyone is a potential partner.