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Experts say online dating sites see a huge traffic increase between Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
With the number of visitors these sites get each month, that increase is pretty significant: Some current estimates report between 10.5 and 23.8 million unique visitors per month for two major dating sites.
Which is so, so good when you need to get out of a “meh” relationship or a wrenching bout of post-breakup self-doubt and loathing.
It is also good if you are an asshole like Jacob who needs fresh new reasons to avoid fulfilling relationships. Sure, there are a lot of them, and the “tyranny of choice” is horrible and crippling and real. Anybody with an OKCupid account has undoubtedly been on endless dates with nice, fun people, but people with jobs and interests that sound cool and interesting, but with whom the idea of actually, say, having sex or spending your entire life gives you the kind of “bugs under the skin”feeling that makes you fake diarrhea just so you can leave a half hour earlier and stop trying to make small talk. Dating is easier now, yes, but not such a candy store of amazing options that the need for intimacy and a deeper level of human connection has been totally obliterated.
People who, as one consultant in the piece points out, have an obvious financial incentive to “keep [these fuckers] coming back to the site as often as we can.” So. Jacob is in his mid-30’s, and claims that all his relationships pre-online dating ended in him being dumped for neglecting his girlfriends in favor of loner activities like “sports” and “concerts,” things one could never possibly enjoy with an appropriately compatible significant other.
Post-online dating, his options have expanded, he says he may “not be willing to wait” for one of his “girlfriend prospects” who doesn’t want to sleep with him immediately, and claims that he otherwise “would have married” one girlfriend out of convenience.
In many ways, online dating resembles offline dating — the resulting relationships are no different. So why do so many millions turn to the Web to find love?
Back then, “the facebook thing” was still a rough idea, and 18-year-old Zuckerberg was trying to finesse the concept. “I don’t think people would sign up for the facebook thing if they knew it was for dating,” Zuckerberg wrote.
“I think people are skeptical about joining dating things.” A decade later, a somewhat savvier Zuckerberg has had a change of heart.
Last week, Facebook unveiled “Graph Search,” a new search engine that will allow users to comb through data from their existing online networks.
At a press launch, Facebook reps showed off the new product, explaining that it could be used to search for restaurants, or for job recruiting.
At one point, a Facebook employee stood to demonstrate a search for “friends of my friends who are single and living in San Francisco.” And that’s when Facebook entered the online dating game, doing away with what was, until now, a fragile divide between quotidian online activity and the act of browsing for potential mates.
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