Is using a dating site weird
“We met online and really hit it off” is by no means embarrassing, but many feel it just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
With apps, the information about the other person is just vaguely given to us so that we can judge a person based on their picture and two to three “biographical” lines they can write about themselves, like how much they bench press.
If you’ve ever read or seen Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance, he does an excellent job of explaining just how technology has taken out some of the charm and mystery associated with real life dating (and if you haven’t, I highly recommend it for a good read and good laughs).
Matchmaking services present us with thousands of options, and we become used to the fact that we have so many choices.
It’s easy for us to cancel on people, juggle a number of partners at once, and always think about who we could be missing out on.
This relates to something called choice-overload theory, which explains that the more choices we have, the less likely we are to be satisfied with any single decision that we make.
Technology has made it so easy to mindlessly sift through all of the potential partners in a two to 50 mile radius, so it can be addicting and highly unproductive.