Sorry, but we don’t judge our potential mates on personality alone.2.
By 2009, the Internet became the third most likely way of meeting someone, with the second most likely way being an introduction through a friend.
he romantic industrial complex has dictated for decades that in order to be a fully fledged couple a pair must have a “meet-cute.”It’s the moment of contact: the happenstance of two pairs of eyes locking from across a room, or the leashes of two owners’ dogs becoming accidentally entwined.
It is less romantic, society has decided, to meet your partner online — better to make-up a story about the miracle of your meeting rather than explain you carefully picked them out of an online Rolodex of suitors.
One of the biggest changes that has happened with online dating, is that the market for use has expanded beyond middle aged heterosexuals and LGBTQ individuals — societies that sociologists say first made use of online dating services because of more intense limitations to finding a partner in the physical space.
Today, the number of 18 to 24-year old who use online dating has nearly tripled — increasing from 10 percent in 2013 to 27 percent in 2015.
However, fueled by the proliferation and perseverance of online dating, the taboo of meeting a partner on the internet is steadily decaying.