“One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app; 66% of these online daters have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or app, and 23% have met a spouse or long term partner through these sites.” Online dating and Relationships by by Aaron Smith and Maeve Duggan
I read a blog post that someone posted earlier in the semester about online dating and the dangers that come with it. After reading this article about online dating, it showed how much online dating is becoming such a big part of our lives that it somewhat allowed humans to be in relationships without actually meeting up and seeing the other person face to face. People are fine with online dating, even with all the horrible stories and dangers that come with it.
The one thing I just do not get is why use technology is used to find a “partner or long term spouse” when our world is made up of seven billion human begins. Humans begins are everywhere yet we use dating sites to find someone to date or be with. In opinion, we use the internet to hide. This is off topic, but that is why cyber bullying is so much easier to do because there is no human contact. People can say whatever online and not think about the consequences it has on the person reading it. In other words, it has become easier to say anything or do anything with just click of a button even dating. Everyone know the risks of the internet and yet 66% of these online daters have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or phone application.
Smith, Aaron, and Maeve Duggan. “Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.” Online Dating & Relationships.