I got endless matches, all right, but I also didn’t know which matches were worth my time. Are we now too afraid to approach interesting people in real life because we know we can just go back to the comparative “ease” of approaching people online?
But I had a sneaking suspicion that this 21st-century way of dating might actually be stunting our personal growth.
App and online dating is literally a mile-long buffet, with something to satisfy any craving. Cohen, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at St.The catch: There’s no guarantee having so many choices is actually a good or productive thing.“Psychologists refer to this as the ‘Paradox of Choice,’” Selterman explains.It expands your horizons in terms of quantity — and possibly, in terms of quality.
“Online, you have more potential options to meet great people you otherwise would not find elsewhere,” he tells me.
What are the pitfalls — and why might it be better than IRL dating? " data-reactid="31"I get it — online dating is the new “normal” in today’s day and age.