Online dating isn’t anything new. In fact, I’ve been doing it since before it became the new norm, and thus have watched it transform from something faux pas into the most popular way to meet potential new partners. That doesn’t mean that it hasn’t undergone its own evolution since its inception, and it also doesn’t mean it’s for everyone.
Dating, whatever form it takes, can be frustrating and nerve-racking, especially when the popularity of online dating has been reduced to mostly swiping left or right. It’s become so easy to just check your phone, browse photos, a few lines of description, and pick who you think is best that many people have decided that meeting people in “real life”, or should I simply say “in person” is the new faux pas.
Finding someone attractive the instant you see them is nothing new to the human experience, so why limit it to photos on a screen? How do we get back to the days when people, y’know, actually let that spark ignite?