We’ll give it to those guys without any further investigation, though.
Who better to take advantage of online dating than the generation responsible for the birth of the internet in the first place?
It seems less people are finding love face to face to instead look for it in the virtual world, recent statistics show.
“When we first studied online dating habits in 2005,” the research center explained in a follow-up published earlier this year, “most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.” At the time of the study, was number two on Pew’s list of the top 10 “personals sites,” with e Harmony (founded in 2000 during the dot-com boom) a distant seventh.At no point during the process did anyone pull a phone out of their pocket and swipe right.But microprocessors evolve, products iterate, paradigms shift …Even more remarkable than the speed with which such services became mainstream is our willingness to fess up: Maybe it wasn’t so much a meet cute as it was a photo swipe while sitting on the john. Online dating will be a billion industry in 2016, according to market research firm Ibisworld.And the rise of the smartphone is only going to increase that adoption. How did matchmaker services make the transition from embarrassing, mullet-wearing, VHS tape services to the thing we do while waiting in line at Trader Joe’s?