And the fact that clients have to pay bodes well; it means they are serious about meeting someone. If online dating has underscored anything, it's that we're maybe too much of an aesthetically-driven society. My second date came six months later, in July of last year—certainly a longer time to wait than if you're using an app. But ultimately I decided that dating isn't necessarily ordering a person out of a catalogue. We didn't make immediate plans—I wanted things to percolate.
I was tired of dipping my toe into the miasma of online dating.
The world I live in is sort of like Jane Austen, very marriage-oriented.
Every girl (and boy for that matter) wants to get married, and does so in her early twenties.
The systems at play to get everyone married off must fascinate an outsider.
Out of my class of about sixty, about 95% got married within the first five years out of school. It’s hard to quantify happiness in all these marriages but from what my friends tend to tell me, most seem very happy in their relationships.
Here is a particularly interesting one, from a woman we’ll call R.: I recently listened to your podcast on online dating and found it fascinating — not so much because of the economics of dating, but more how it contrasted and compared with the economics of the dating world I live in: the Orthodox Jewish semi-arranged marriages.