But as we take our appearance into consideration, we should also pay attention to our feelings and expectations of meeting this person.Often times we have too high of expectations for the first meeting, and then later we feel almost let down.
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?
The first prominent online dating site was Match.com, which launched in 1995.
e Harmony started in 2000, Ok Cupid in 2004, and more recently, a wave of mobile people-swiping apps, like Tinder and Hinge, have become wildly popular.
These factors can leave us feeling overwhelmed and influence our decision to cancel the date.
In this case, we are liable to make up excuses for breaking the date, or we may even choose to just not show up!
Effective dating definitely needs to take place in person, the same way your grandfather did it, but I see no good reason why happens—and for the most important mission in most of our lives, it makes no sense to crush your ability to meet great people to try a first date with because it’s not as good a story to have met them online.
I have a friend that goes on two or three first dates every week with people he already knows are potentially good personality and physical matches for him—how you find the right person, and good luck keeping up with him meeting people the old-fashioned way.
And for people who have no interest in serious dating and just want to find people to hook up with?
Online is a much better way to accomplish that too.
For socially weird or anxious or shy people, trying to meet a stranger in public is a nightmare, and even for someone charming and outgoing, it’s a grueling task that requires a lot of luck.