Moreover, for people looking to find a soul mate, time is working against them on three different fronts: 1) As we get older, our vision of an ideal mate gets more narrowly defined; 2) As people continue to pair off, the field of eligibles dwindles; and 3) Every day you are fatter, uglier, and balder. Dating sites act as a filter to weed out the unwanted guys/gals, and for this reason, online dating has become too convenient to ignore. Because out at a bar, you might see 50 people of of the gender you’re into.
Half of those will be taken, half of the remaining will be fugly, and half of the remaining probably just won’t be very cool.
It’s as if society as a whole decided to swallow its pride and set up a profile.
Of course, society doesn’t want to seem desperate, so its profile still contains disclaimers such as “I’m really skeptical about this” or “I’m just too busy to meet people.” But we already get everything else we want online — news, goods, degrees, jobs — so why not people?
I’m not saying I got NOTHING out of it (you know what I’m talking about ;-), but over these handful of dates, we produced fewer sparks than you would trying to start a fire with two pieces of fruit.