(University of Bath Study, 2005) Statistics show that internet dating is big business with leading sites such as Yahoo Personals and drawing in 4.9 million visitors and 4.2 million visitors respectively in January 2004 alone.(Blazier, 2004) So just how successful is internet dating as a means of meeting new people?Essentially, as long as it’s not inflicting damage on others it shouldn’t be taboo.Which sounds reasonable enough in theory but turns out to be something I – and he, it turns out when we speak on the phone – have some difficulty getting on board with in practice.In recent years ‘internet dating’ has become very popular for a number of reasons, mainly due to its ease and convenience.In a world where single people often have little time to socialise and find it hard to meet like minded people the internet has provided a link to the world of dating and romance.A goal beyond sustaining a first date conversation that isn’t about the fact you’d both liked Ryan Hemsworth on Facebook (omg!
Certainly the stigma which was attached to internet dating a few years ago seems to have passed.
To set us at ease, he shares one such undeniable fact of his own sex life.
Namely, that as a teenager he used to masturbate over an image of a Neanderthal man from one of his father’s old anthropology textbooks.
Her Tinder aptitude has landed her a top notch champ who she doesn’t even hate one bit.
If online dating earned university credit, she’d be eligible for a Ph D in filtering through fuckboys and Nice Guys to find dating gold.