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I actually don’t see in my data any negative repercussions for people who meet partners online.

People used to marry in their early 20s, which meant that most dating that was done, or most courting that was done, was done with the intention of settling down right away.Of course, others have worried about these sorts of questions before.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.The rise of phone apps and online dating websites gives people access to more potential partners than they could meet at work or in the neighborhood.It makes it easier for someone who is looking for something very specific in a partner to find what they are looking for.The idea is that if you’re faced with too many options you will find it harder to pick one, that too much choice is demotivating.

We see this in consumer goods — if there are too many flavors of jam at the store, for instance, you might feel that it’s just too complicated to consider the jam aisle, you might end up skipping it all together, you might decide it's not worth settling down with one jam. I don’t think that that theory, even if it’s true for something like jam, applies to dating.

And that’s not the life that young people lead anymore.

The age of first marriage is now in the late twenties, and more people in their 30s and even 40s are deciding not to settle down.

I wondered to myself, is this what online dating has done to us?

Is it creating a new reality in which people actively avoid real-life interactions?

It also helps the people who use the apps by allowing them to enjoy a pattern of regular hookups that don’t have to lead to relationships.