I don’t think that that theory, even if it’s true for something like jam, applies to dating

I don’t think that that theory, even if it’s true for something like jam, applies to dating

I actually don’t see in my data any negative repercussions for people who meet partners online. In fact, people who meet their partners online are not more likely to break up – they don’t have more transitory relationships. There are online sites that cater to hookups, sure, but there are also online sites that cater to people looking for long-term relationships. What’s more, many people who meet in the online sites that cater to hookups end up in long-term relationships. This environment, mind you, is just like the one we see in the offline world.

There’s no obvious pattern by which people who meet online are worse off. And, conversely, online dating has real benefits. Read More