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What’s more, many people who meet in the online sites that cater to hookups end up in long-term relationships.
This environment, mind you, is just like the one we see in the offline world.
Of course, others have worried about these sorts of questions before.
But the fear that online dating is changing us, collectively, that it's creating unhealthy habits and preferences that aren't in our best interests, is being driven more by paranoia than it is by actual facts.
I wondered to myself, is this what online dating has done to us?
Is it creating a new reality in which people actively avoid real-life interactions?
I actually don’t see in my data any negative repercussions for people who meet partners online.
(For gay couples, it's more like two out of every three).
There’s no obvious pattern by which people who meet online are worse off. For people who have a hard time finding partners in their day-to-day, face-to-face life, the larger subset of potential partners online is a big advantage for them.
For folks who are meeting people everyday—really younger people in their early twenties—online dating is relevant, but it really becomes a powerful force for people in thin dating markets.
Once you’re in a relationship with somebody, it doesn’t really matter how you met that other person.
There are online sites that cater to hookups, sure, but there are also online sites that cater to people looking for long-term relationships.
It also helps the people who use the apps by allowing them to enjoy a pattern of regular hookups that don’t have to lead to relationships.