In a nutshell: Swiping right strokes the ego of the recipient, and paves the way to sex-on-demand.
Of course, there are online dating success stories.
So it's not the dating sites' fault for not being able to bring them up.
But these are questions/considerations that need to be taken into account.
The Human Element Beyond all the pseudo-science, online and mobile dating short-circuits the natural courtship process of men and women. It's well-documented that both men and women lie when completing their online profiles.
Primal dating rituals and natural courtship don't include posting a profile and a few pictures, or swiping right to indicate interest. Old pictures, employment status, income, weight, age — over 80 percent of online daters don't tell the truth.
But with the advent of technology, "dating" doesn't exist anymore.
In today’s technology-centric world — where everyone’s phone seems surgically attached to their hand — dating websites and apps are how modern singles find other singles.
The “Science” Behind It All Proprietary algorithms, tests and questionnaires that “promise” to match you with an ideal mate create an air of awe and confidence with a glint of the scientific.
The dating site's algorithm auto-magically pairs you up with like-minded people who have similar interests, hobbies, life goals... And with mobile apps like Tinder, it’s all based on proximity and the “first sight”phenomenon.
If this is all so fantastic, why do I receive hundreds of messages every week asking why he didn't call, why she lied about being married, why he pretended to love her and then disappeared, and much, much more?
Here's an excerpt from an article on : "A recent study funded by [a major dating website] suggests that as many as 35 percent of Americans now meet their spouses online.
What's more, the study suggests that those marriages are less likely to end in divorce than those that begin offline."What this article silently implies is that the phrase "meet their spouses online" translates to "meet their spouses while using an online dating site." However, if you read the complete study (and most people don't), you’ll quickly discover that "online" means exactly that: on the internet.
If online dating sites claim to help find lasting love — a "match" — questions like these are a crucial part of evaluating long-term companionship.