Stigma of online dating
online dating series, where desirable, ambitious, confident, impressive men and women are opening up about their online dating experiences and sharing their tales, findings and horror stories. I still meet many a couple and listen happily to the detailed, inspiring story of how they met and wooed - just to be surprised when the guy goes to the bathroom and the girl leans over to me with a conspiratorial whisper of, "We actually met on J-Date, but don't tell anyone! One (anonymously) posted: on these sites' successes in introducing people to a whole new host of potentials to meet and date and experiment with.These people might never have admitted to online dating a year ago, or even six months ago. The overarching message that young singles like myself receive is that online dating sites are the best, and often final, option for finding love.
We live in a post-dating world, but it serves a purpose. And online dating can be an amazing way to pursue and achieve all this. Just make me feel like signing up is only one natural part of the process, instead of a destination in itself.How does it really differ from meeting someone in a bar?Or bumping into someone in line at the grocery store? Part of it is residual—judgment passed down from our parents. Our world is becoming increasingly grounded in virtual reality, and yet we still harbor major judgment about meeting people online.But why is there still a stigma about meeting online?