Online dating is also convenient, or I should say as convenient as you'd like it to be.A female friend of mine would only date men who lived a minimum of one hour away—she liked the anonymity.Call me a wimp, but I get exhausted just visualizing a two-hour drive home in the wee hours of the morning following a date.Neverthless, most people tend to date someone within a few miles of their home.In the bar scene it's all about your looks; you don't have the luxury of putting your best picture out there because—you're out there—in the flesh.And if you don't physically appeal to your target objective, forget about it; it won't matter if you've got Anderson Cooper's personality.So in 2030, I think we’ll be somewhere very different, and I think today’s nine-year-olds will have really incredible ways of finding love when they’re 25.
Is online dating making the world better and dating more effective, or is something important being lost or sacrificed as a result?The way the current trend is heading, what will dating be like in 2030, and will that be a better or worse time to be on the dating market than 1995? I think the term “online dating” is part of the problem and makes people who don’t know much about it think it refers to people forming entire relationships online and only meeting in person much later.Simply considered as online meeting people, it makes a ton of sense.Knowing he'd gone through a difficult divorce—one he didn't really want—I was pleased when he immediately introduced me to his new girlfriend, Carol. Andy and Carol turned to one another and began mumbling something indecipherable for what seemed to be an eternity.In my zeal to find out as much about Andy's good fortune as possible I innocently asked: "So, how'd you two meet? Realizing I stepped into something awkward I thought to myself: OMG they met in prison; or on a street corner.But I do have a friend who refuses to post a picture for professional reasons and he rarely gets any reponses.In fact, one woman admonished him for not posting a picture: "If I have to put one up there you should to," she said.For socially weird or anxious or shy people, trying to meet a stranger in public is a nightmare, and even for someone charming and outgoing, it’s a grueling task that requires a lot of luck.The alternative that often happens is meeting someone through friends, which can work, but it’s limiting yourself to single people your closest friends and family happen to know.After a few seconds passed and all of our skin tones returned to a normal light pinkish color Carol responded: "Well, uh, we met online...that's right...online...the computer." Okay, so it was a pretty good impression of Annie Hall, but why all the fuss? Why are people embarrassed to admit they use this remarkable invention?Most people I've interviewed prefer online dating to the bar scene because online dating offers a better chance of getting a first date.