Still active online dating
Experts say online dating sites see a huge traffic increase between Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
The majority of the daters I interviewed (and Slater, too) at some point referred to online dating as a tool, and that’s just what it is.
These sites can serve as a way to practice those skills and build up self-confidence, too.
“[Sites like] Ok Cupid give people a mechanism to combat the anxiety of being single,” said Ana B., 24, of New York City.
Miller agreed, saying: “And it accomplished what I wanted to do, which was go on a lot of dates.“While online dating sites give people another tool to find potential mates, the dates themselves are not very different, other than maybe knowing a bit more about the other person before officially meeting.
“It’s no different than if you meet someone on the street.“Maybe it’s not the best means to the end of finding the best relationship, but it gives people a way to do something about their situation.