But the most common responses to my post were not hearty cheers.
They were lamentations about the spiritual bankruptcy of modern love.
“I think I got about 100 media requests over the weekend,” he told me ruefully on the phone when I called him on Monday.
(Read: The 5 years that changed dating I figured my Twitter audience—entirely online, disproportionately young, and intimately familiar with dating sites—would accept the inevitability of online matchmaking.
According to data collected through 2017, the majority of straight couples now meet online or at bars and restaurants.
As the co-authors write in their conclusion, “Internet dating has displaced friends and family [as] key intermediaries.” We used to rely on intimates to screen our future partners.
Thirty years later, their oldest daughter met my dad in Washington, D.
But to be free of those old crutches can be both exhilarating and exhausting.Gone are the days when young generations inherited religions and occupations and life paths from their parents as if they were unalterable strands of DNA.