Internet dating trend
I waited the cursory week to see if he'd ask me out again, and, hearing nothing, called it: We had mutually ghosted each other.It felt like a very clean break for what had been an extremely casual fling. We'd never reached following-on-Instagram-level intimacy, which meant this ghost searched for my handle and made the very deliberate choice to watch my dumb story.But is this a positive development or something to be concerned about?Is online dating making the world better and dating more effective, or is something important being lost or sacrificed as a result?As for the current online dating options—they strike me as a good first crack at this by humanity, but the kind of thing we’ll significantly improve on to the point where the way it was done in 2014 will seem highly outdated in not too many years.
Sure, there's nothing wrong with casual hookups, but the moment you become emotionally invested is the moment you have the potential to get your heart broken (yes, men have hearts too..don't worry, we won't tell anyone).The way the current trend is heading, what will dating be like in 2030, and will that be a better or worse time to be on the dating market than 1995? I think the term “online dating” is part of the problem and makes people who don’t know much about it think it refers to people forming entire relationships online and only meeting in person much later.