Charlie Stelle, have been researching the landscape and found that people over 60 represent the most rapidly growing demographic in online dating.You can read an article about the ongoing study by clicking here.And that’s not the life that young people lead anymore.The age of first marriage is now in the late twenties, and more people in their 30s and even 40s are deciding not to settle down.Part of what you have uncovered during your research is how drastic the rise of online dating has been.That's something not everyone thinks this is a good thing. The worry about online dating comes from theories about how too much choice might be bad for you.Once you’re in a relationship with somebody, it doesn’t really matter how you met that other person.
In fact, by several measures, online dating has proved even more useful — both to individuals and society — than the traditional avenues it has replaced.
The rise of phone apps and online dating websites gives people access to more potential partners than they could meet at work or in the neighborhood.
It makes it easier for someone who is looking for something very specific in a partner to find what they are looking for.
I wondered to myself, is this what online dating has done to us?
Is it creating a new reality in which people actively avoid real-life interactions?