It’s 2013 in San Francisco, CA and online dating is officially socially acceptable and widely used. Relationships already seem to have a tendency to move fast for single adults.Between e Harmany and Match.com, there are over 35 million users. I think it removes a lot of the challenges that makes dating incredibly exciting and suspenseful. For singles going on more structured dates, there is a lot of pressure to push things to an intimate level or risk falling in the friend zone.Here are some of the comments I’ve heard: “ I’m not knocking these comments; they’re the natural result of the online dating experience being different than what you expected.It’s easy to fill out your profile and questionnaire and assume you’re going to get the opposite sex version of yourself, or at least the kind of people you’re used to dating.My postulation is that the expectation for relationships to “progress” is a little more urgent for those resorting to online dating. I’m exploring and researching this space a little more.
And managing expectations is one of the biggest challenges in online dating.
Even those of us who would never use online dating sites will still often Facebook-stalk someone before a date.
We take the Meyers-Briggs personality test and various strengths-finder quizzes in order to determine whether we’ve picked the right job.
"Dating apps have the portability factor, so you can use them while you’re on the bus or waiting for an appointment,” New York–based relationship expert and author April Masini tells Bustle.
“Because they’re so easy to use on phones, you can take them with you and use them all over the place.
They have to stop thinking in individual terms and start feeling in rapport terms.