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Men and women alike go on Match.
The article profiles a young man named "Jacob," who Slater tells us has been called "lazy, aimless, and irresponsible with money. Not surprisingly, Jacob, in his early 30s, "felt he had no idea how to make a relationship work. Jacob knew this about himself before he ever created a Match. But he says online dating made him more confident about his prospects.
And that seems to have made him more willing to give up on a girl and quickly move on to the next. This is where Jacob's story departs so dramatically from my own and my friends': Most people I know who have had a screen name on a dating site—male and female friends, some of them in relationships and some of them still single; most of the guys I've gone out with—have genuinely wanted to meet someone.
If they're still single, chances are they're pretty tired of dating, especially online dating. They do not relish the chance to stay online even longer. Apologies to the executive quoted by Slater who thinks "the process [is] so enjoyable, that marriage will become obsolete. But thanks to sheer odds and chemistry and all that, most people are not a good fit, and so you keep dating. This has nothing to do with gender; if anything, the men in my informal sample group are far more eager to be in a relationship than the women. Moreover, I don't know anyone who would prefer to meet their future mate online.
Meeting someone at a party or a "young professionals" event or what-have-you is always better, because you know going into the first date that you'll have at least something in common, some small measure of attraction. A set-up isn't bad either, because you at least have a character reference.
You may, ironically, know more about an online date before you meet, but that's not necessarily an advantage: only online can you decide not to date someone for an incredibly trivial reason he thinks flag burning is worse than book burning?! If you meet in person, that information comes out later, in the natural course of getting to know someone, and by then, what looked to be a red flag turns out not to be such a deal-breaker.
But even though my friends and I live in major cities where we technically don't have to worry about the "mate scarcity" Slater mentions, the fact is, it's hard to meet people in person. It's easy to meet people online. That has zero impact on commitment and monogamy.
Hell, I could easily argue that online dating makes people more likely to commit to a relationship early, so they can end their exhausting, time-consuming search for love. Even someone who works at one of these sites finds online dating to be a tiring " means to an end. Another thing I found strange was that Slater and the men he interviews the article exclusively quotes men express some unrealistic and oddly outdated assumptions about women.
That's one reason, but I can think of plenty of other reasons a woman might not sleep with a guy she's dating. There are the obvious health reasons, of course. But maybe she hasn't been with anyone in a while, so she wants to go slow. Or maybe she's been with someone recently, so she wants to go slow. I wouldn't necessarily call any of that "withholding" sex. And, perhaps most important, I can think of plenty of scenarios in which the guy might be the one putting off sex.
Lots of people prefer sex with someone they love over casual sex. But this was true long before anyone dreamed up the Internet. Certainly the of people messaging you online and asking you out, and asking you out again, can boost your confidence after a breakup, helping you realize that you'll do just fine. But throughout that process—dissecting your relationship, assessing new suitors—you are refining what you want in a partner, and getting better at seeking that out.
Unless you just want to hook up. But you don't just want to hook up just because of the Internet. So by all means, use the World Wide Web as your wingman. But don't blame it when your relationship ends. Popular Latest. The Atlantic Crossword. In Subscribe.I want love not sex
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