But what if online dating makes it too easy to meet someone new?
Did online dating change my perception of permanence?
No doubt."This story forms the spineless spine of a larger argument about how online dating is changing the world, by which we mean yuppie romance.
That same 2008 paper found that the biggest change in marriage could be increasingly "co-ed" workplaces.
Many, many more people work in places where they might ﬁnd relationship partners more easily.
Instead we get eight men from the industry that, as we put it on our cover, "works too well."But hey, maybe these guys are right.
Maybe online dating and social networking is tearing apart the fabric of society. First off, the heaviest users of technology--educated, wealthier people--have been using online dating and networking sites to ﬁnd each other for years.Now, let's stipulate that there is no dataset that perfectly settles the core question: Does online dating increase or decrease commitment or its related states, like marriage?But I'll tell you one group that I would not trust to give me a straight answer: People who run online dating sites.How about the spikiness of American religious observance, as declining church attendance rates combine with evangelical fervor?How about changing cultural norms about childrearing and marriage?How about the increasing acceptance of homosexuality across the country, particularly in younger demographics?