M aybe it's the sunshine; maybe it's the royal wedding, but last week the nation fell in love with love again. There's been a lot of it about; I've "accidentally" cycled over my fair share of lovers snogging in the shade in sun-drenched parks. But is love different today than when William's mum and dad were hitched in ? How different is falling in love in the age of the internet?
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In our Love App-tually series , Mashable shines a light into the foggy world of online dating. After all, it's still cuffing season. On Tinder, Bumble and every copycat dating app, choices are made in the blink of an eye. You're not making definitive decisions about this stream full of faces; it's more a question "could this person be hot if we match, if they have something interesting to say, if they're not a creep and we're a few drinks in? You feel so far removed from the process of dating at this stage, let alone a relationship, that swiping is simply a game. Indeed, the makers of the mobile medieval royalty RPG Reigns intended its simple left-right controls as a Tinder homage.
Online dating isn't a game. It's literally changing humanity.
It might be hard to imagine or remember, but there was once a time when going on a date with a stranger you met online was a strange concept—frowned upon, even. Today, however, millennials have led the charge on transforming the dating industry and making online dating universally accepted. If you continue to have doubts, consider that there are now over 1, dating apps or websites looking to draw single men and women to their product, and to match them with one another. Though matchmaking is one of the oldest industries in existence, online matchmaking is now having a moment of its own.
Slater, 35, a Brooklyn, N. Q: What is it about online dating today that you believe has made such a big difference? A: It's the vast expansion of the dating pool.