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And then along came online dating to blow that idea away.
Instead of meeting people in a fun social environment first, and using all the social tools we have to figure out if you like somebody’s company, technology arrived to help you make a decision about someone without ever even needing to meet them in person.
They found that just over 84,440 people in the UK fit the average person’s requirements, from an adult population of 47 million. In other words, applying the average person’s filters when it comes to finding a compatible partner gives you less than a 1 in 500 chance of being successful.
And it gets worse the more prescriptive you are about your requirements.
When it comes to meeting people online, sometimes you just don’t want to swipe anymore.
Or maybe you never started swiping and you would prefer a more immersive date-finding experience (that might cost you a few dollars).
You’re not looking for the same things you were when you were young: you’re not typically looking to settle down and have kids, for example!
Suddenly there was a different way to find a partner, one that promised practically infinite possibilities, where an algorithm could find you the “right” person without you needing to do the hard work of ever actually talking to them in person.According to some estimates, there are over 8,000 online dating sites worldwide, and over 2,500 in the US alone.