When online dating started gaining widespread attention a decade ago, many people considered it creepy.But after the exponential growth of dating websites such as Match and Ok Cupid, online dating has become a mainstream activity.I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.The first step in ending up with the right person is meeting the right person, and for something so important in our lives, we’ve had for doing it efficiently and intelligently.
I chose to model seven positive anticipatory emotions (PAEs) and 10 negative anticipatory emotions (NAEs) on three dimensions of behavioural volition: territory planning, account-specific planning and effort.
One of the numerous benefits of online dating is that many of the communication and even location barriers are playing less and less of a role in people's relationships.
We live in a world that is ever evolving and using dating websites to develop relationships is becoming increasingly common.
But is this a positive development or something to be concerned about?
Is online dating making the world better and dating more effective, or is something important being lost or sacrificed as a result?