We’ve moved on from discomfort or embarrassment about using technology to connect with other people.There’s a whole generation of millennials who use dating apps as a matter of course, and it makes sense that we think a bigger pool increases the likelihood of finding someone we’re actually compatible with.One in four relationships now start online, and that number will only increase.
It seems that in searching for Mister (or Ms.) Right, we often ignore the potential of Mister Right In Front Of Us.
In one sense, online dating platforms have done much good.
They’ve taken our immediate social circle out of dating, so you can do what you want without ever having to deal with the judgement of a peer group.
About three years ago, I was sitting with a female friend in a bar on a frantic Saturday night in Dublin.
By the end of the night, several worse-for-wear men had wandered in our direction and attempted – some more ably than others – to strike up a conversation.