Online dating good thing or bad thing
Even if someone genuinely does want a relationship, he or she could easily get distracted by the multiple people knocking at their metaphorical door. Disclaimer: I am not saying that all men on dating apps are sexist, or that women can't also exhibit their fair share of sexism.But if I had a dollar for every time I read something like "if you don't look like your pictures, you're buying my drinks until you do," I could probably get Sallie Mae to stop calling me every five minutes.The unfortunate (and unnecessary) stigma surrounding STIs mixed with the fast and often casual nature of online dating is not a good combination.Though there's nothing wrong with sleeping with someone quickly or having casual sex, STIs can be an awkward, difficult thing to discuss with someone you know well, let alone with someone you just met.With online dating, everything seems to move at warp speed.Compared to the relatively snail-like pace of meeting someone IRL, getting to know them, becoming friends, and then maybe going on a date, the way things work online is crazy-fast. The overwhelming feeling of futility because ARGH why does this all have to be so hard? After that, to quote myself (so Kanye), "every date is a new opportunity to meet someone once and never see them again." 3. At this point, I've resigned myself to a life of Miss Havisham-ery. Except not sure if I'm hardcore enough to deal with that many cobwebs. Weirdly enough, this is applicable to many, many more occasions than that one time you accidentally matched with a college senior.
There has been more than one study that blames the spike in STI rates on dating apps. All you need to do is commit yourself to having open, honest conversations with each new sex partner before putting your health or theirs at risk.
Whether we hate it or embrace it, technology has changed how we do just about everything, including dating.