(The embarrassment that nearly all of the women on the site were spambots just added insult to injury.) Search for dating apps, and you'll find thousands beyond the ones you already know.One app alerts you the moment your Facebook crush breaks up with their current relationship partner.Online dating simply accelerates and puts a magnifying glass on larger social dynamics.
The market for matchmakers and fortunetellers exists because the promise of love endures every attempt to eradicate it.
The catch is that, at present, most of the paths toward this beautiful potential are littered with poop-piles.
To dismiss the possibility of positive outcomes through online dating because of a few bad apples is like saying that, because there are trolls, we should toss out the entire Internet.
The possibility of connecting with someone you may have never encountered through your regular daily habits, who yet somehow sees the world the way you do and appreciates you for who you are is a tantalizing goal, and it's something that actually happens.
Despite the hand-wringing that online dating is making people more shallow, less empathetic, or encouraging an objectifying culture of empty hookups and sub-par sex, it's a mistake to blame technology for our social shortcomings.