I met my boyfriend playing in a softball league—it can be done!
Many of BI’s readers were appreciative of the advice and seemed open to online dating services. The 50+ crew is higher than my age group also, with an Index of 114. So why are us youngsters open to everything except finding a special buddy online?
But if I ever joined a dating site (and at age 23 I definitely would not), 90% of my friends would make fun of me. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist (or a Google interview pro) to figure it out. While the bar scene may not be our best bet for soul mate searching, you can meet a heck of a lot of people that way.
Stalking friends, grocery shopping, renting movies, buying gifts, planning parties, swapping pictures—20-somethings use the Internet for everything possible, and if it doesn’t already exist, we have other 20-somethings like Mark Zuckerberg who go out and create it.
So what is the one online activity most of my generation gawks at? Last week, Katharine Blodget, (our editor's sister), wrote an article on dating tips for busy execs. Dating sites, those are funny.” My mind raced back to one night last year when my apartment door slammed shut and I found my roommate panting, barricading the door in fear.
This got me thinking – online dating must be a generational trend. The bottom line is, we don’t need to use dating sites. Also, we have more opportunities to meet people our own age.
College is Mecca for dating, and post graduation we’re still running around cities, joining sports leagues, gyms and constantly meeting friends of friends.