21st century dating
Apparently, nowadays, 1 out of every 5 people in a new committed relationship met their partner on an online dating site. While online dating used to be taboo, it has become a legitimate way to date for people of all ages.
I won't lie, I have poked fun at people for dating online. I mean, how can a perfectly angled picture and a fluffed up personal survey tell you whether or not you're compatible with someone? I'm still a fan of dating the old-fashioned, meet-in-person kind of way, but I have come to understand a little more about why people decide to date online.
I believe biological clocks have a lot to do with it. People who are shy or super career-oriented may have trouble finding dates, but will try anything when they get toward the end of their child-rearing years.
I even have a friend who swears if she isn't seriously dating someone by the time she is 26, she will sign up for match.com. Otherwise the timeline of her life (i.e. married by 27, kids by 28...etc.) would be irreversibly thrown off. Which would be apocalyptic, of course.
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