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Still, I don’t get why online dating is so popular [...]
25-30 years ago, could we have seriously known that we'd spend such a terrific amount of time online, whether consciously or not?

In the days of computers confined to desktops, maybe it was a small percentage. But it was fantasy to think we'd have a computer in our pocket; people would not just look up anything they cared to know about online, read news, make websites, share photos/artwork, make/play/share music and videos, perform their work/jobs, look for work, play games, shopping (for nearly any food, clothing, furniture, tools, artwork online), pay bills, perform monetary transactions, buy/sell stock, or could even buy a car/home online. Forums of discussion on nearly anything topic, large and small, vast to specialized for people to meet, stay, or just pop in for some answers. Then you have the vast amount of social media, virtual spaces, and the bizarre underbelly of fetish and porn sites which cemented the trust of electronic commerce in the first place. All of this has grown almost logarithmically in scope every few years, to the point where up to half of people's time exists online in some way, especially since business and personal life retreated back to our homes in this decade. And it's all seen as socially acceptable, whereas it would have been the stuff of science fiction and pipe dreams so far back*.

But online dating is too hard to understand? Ok, I guess we all have our individual arbitrary limits. But you have to understand that physical third spaces/places are disappearing and for many people, so are their second spaces/places. Not hard to grasp.

(sure, I met my wife while helping move furniture, but that was back in the 14.4k days)

* it is getting scary, but then I look at cute animal photos to forget how much of digital life is a bunch of data points to be harvested
 
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25-30 years ago, could we have seriously known that we'd spend such a terrific amount of time online, whether consciously or not?

In the days of computers confined to desktops, maybe it was a small percentage. But it was fantasy to think we'd have a computer in our pocket; people would not just look up anything they cared to know about online, read news, make websites, share photos/artwork, make/play/share music and videos, perform their work/jobs, look for work, play games, shopping (for nearly any food, clothing, furniture, tools, artwork online), pay bills, perform monetary transactions, buy/sell stock, or could even buy a car/home online. Forums of discussion on nearly anything topic, large and small, vast to specialized for people to meet, stay, or just pop in for some answers. Then you have the vast amount of social media, virtual spaces, and the bizarre underbelly of fetish and porn sites which cemented the trust of electronic commerce in the first place. All of this has grown almost logarithmically in scope every few years, to the point where up to half of people's time exists online in some way, especially since business and personal life retreated back to our homes in this decade. And it's all seen as socially acceptable, whereas it would have been the stuff of science fiction and pipe dreams so far back*.

But online dating is too hard to understand? Ok, I guess we all have our individual arbitrary limits. But you have to understand that physical third spaces/places are disappearing and for many people, so are their second spaces/places. Not hard to grasp.

(sure, I met my wife while helping move furniture, but that was back in the 14.4k days)

* it is getting scary, but then I look at cute animal photos to forget how much of digital life is a bunch of data points to be harvested
I think my issue is that I assume online dating is the same as dedicated dating apps, like Tinder or whatever.
 
I think my issue is that I assume online dating is the same as dedicated dating apps, like Tinder or whatever.

Tinder is more of a hook-up type of application. There are websites like match.com etc, that are designed to actually find people that are compatible.
 
Tinder is more of a hook-up type of application. There are websites like match.com etc, that are designed to actually find people that are compatible.
I know - and I've tried OKCupid, Bumble, and Hinge, too. But the results felt the same.
 
I know - and I've tried OKCupid, Bumble, and Hinge, too. But the results felt the same.

My sister is happily married from one of those sites (I don't remember which). So I know they can work well. I really like her husband too. He's more family to me now than people I'm related to.
 
My sister is happily married from one of those sites (I don't remember which). So I know they can work well. I really like her husband too. He's more family to me now than people I'm related to.
That truly is great, but it doesn’t explain why I seem to struggle so much with them.
 
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I know - and I've tried OKCupid, Bumble, and Hinge, too. But the results felt the same.
For what it's worth, I met my wife on Chemistry.com. It takes worth though and I had to go through some truly awful matches before I met my wife. The best one was the girl who lied about her age (said she was 23 when she was 19) and then ate her hair while we were at the bar.
 
...and then ate her hair while we were at the bar.
not that there's anything wrong with that seinfeld GIF by myLAB Box
 
Ah.

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lol

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It's a bit strong, but fair enough i suppose.

Which son though? I mean Barron's surely too young for capitol punishment, so that leaves Eric or Donny Jr. He needs to be more specific.
 
Thanks for making me think about Joe Biden's genitalia.
Don't look at me. Schneider started it by not knowing what it means when you accuse people of being hung instead of hanged.
 
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I assume the "traditional" feminine role is being submissive sexual slave? In the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant?
 
When he pays thirty dollars for a meal the least he can expect is for her to put out afterwards, right? /s
 
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