Although technology plays an important part in today’s modern world, Nothing replaces meeting people in “real time”. You really don’t know someone until you spend quality one on one time.
Originally posted on Gigaom:
So much has been written about the phenomena of online dating that I thought I’d pretty much read it all. It’s obvious, right? Matching people via online profiles in which they may or may not be truthful in is clearly a challenge, in both the data and the unpredictable human element involved. The efforts are often unsuccessful and have their pitfalls, but companies who get it right have the potential to make a lot of money. And yes, tons of Americans are doing it.
But as a single 20-something I never assumed dating sites were really geared toward my friends and me. While most of the stigma around online dating seems to have gone away, the sites still felt like services for people in their 30s, 40s, or older. Sure, my generation is supposedly all about hook-up oriented apps and social location-based apps, but those seem to solve a different problem. Frankly, traditional online dating sounded kind of stuffy.
So I was surprised this past weekend when I logged onto Facebook and found several of my friends — all 20-somethings living in urban areas like myself — posting about Grouper, a Y Combinator-backed dating site that pairs two groups of three friends and sends them to a bar on a group date. I was surprised that I found myself thinking, “I might actually do that.”