Great article on the mirage of online dating, Shani, and the false perception of abundance and possibility it offers to people. I completely agree with you that, in general, it isn't dating. And that in actuality, it has harmed the practice of dating.

I also wrote an article recently which touches on some similar themes to your piece, though which tries to delve into some of the possible reasons as to why online dating is lame and unfulfilling for many. Here is the link if you wished to read (https://medium.com/@brookemeredith/how-we-destroyed-dating-e4039220094f).

The Atlantic wrote a great article some time back about how dating became a marketplace and how it's ruining romance. I imagine you'd find it relevant and interesting (https://medium.com/the-atlantic/how-dating-became-a-marketplace-d26b7d2f7032).

Thank you for the thought-provoking article!

Fervent writer. Ravenous reader. Impassioned with words. Relationship researcher. Social Scientist. Social Justice Advocate. Author. www.brookeenglish.com

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