But the fear that online dating is changing us, collectively, that it's creating unhealthy habits and preferences that aren't in our best interests, is being driven more by paranoia than it is by actual facts.
I wondered to myself, is this what online dating has done to us?Last night’s bachelor on Date my Family was Sibusiso Mkhwanazi, a 27 year old from Durban. Her sister had been arranging a lot of blind dates, so she decided to hook herself up on Date My Family. The first hopeful looking for love was Precious, a 25-year-old, who described herself as fun, outgoing, and independent. “I’ve been meeting up with wrong guys, a lot of baby daddies,” she explained."And mostly they're pretty unfounded." Rosenfeld, who has been keeping tabs on the dating lives of more than 3,000 people, has gleaned many insights about the growing role of apps like Tinder.They are important today — roughly one of every four straight couples now meet on the Internet.