Internet dating pros cons articles
All that choice can be overwhelming, caution the experts.
“People tend to become consumers of people where they’re always looking for the next best thing and treating people like objects,” says Brooke Sprowl, LCSW, an individual and couples therapist in Los Angeles.
“Online dating apps teach people today that appearance is more important than personality,” says Amir D., a second-year undergraduate student at the University of New Brunswick.
(Tips on making yours amazing below.) Plus, many students lament how dating profiles tend to be based so heavily on appearances.The Pew report found that almost two-thirds of online daters think meeting people via the internet is easier than being social IRL (in real life)—especially “when you’re so busy with school and work,” says Caroline F., a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Saint Louis in Missouri.At its best, online dating puts an endless supply of potential partners (and friends) right in the palm of your hand.If you’re kinda into that sweet swiping sensation, you’re not alone.The number of 18- to 24-year-olds digitally dating has almost tripled from 10 percent in 2013 to about 30 percent today, according to recent data from the Pew Research Center—no surprise, considering there are now dozens of dating apps to choose from.