Instead of interacting with the people around her, she chose to search for a companion elsewhere online.
I wondered to myself, is this what online dating has done to us?
Just remember to come back to your profile later, as this is the main component that will attract people to you.
When you’re single and at a bar or club, more than likely you’re paying for your drinks, someone else’s drinks, an entry fee, and sometimes food — all of which adds up very quickly.
"There are a lot of theories out there about how online dating is bad for us," Michael Rosenfeld, a sociologist at Stanford who has been conducting a long-running study of online dating, told me the other day.Often all you have to do is input your name, gender, location, age, email address, and basic dating preferences, and then you’re on your way.While we recommend taking some time on your profile to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward, if you’re really excited and just can’t wait, go right ahead.I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.The first step in ending up with the right person is meeting the right person, and for something so important in our lives, we’ve had for doing it efficiently and intelligently.