They say online dating isn’t romantic, that it’s disconnecting us and reducing relationships to shallow hook-ups. Don’t believe the hype: whatever you’re looking for, online dating is the new normal.
I was eating lunch in a crowded Chinese restaurant when I overheard the man at the other table giving a passionate speech. “It’s no use complaining about smartphones or telling people they should stop texting all the time,” he said. “It’s like complaining to the Wright Brothers that heavy metal objects shouldn’t fly. It’s done. The airplane took off. The change already happened. Smartphones are everywhere. Now we just have to adapt.” [Read more…]