It has also contributed to a "next best thing mentality" and an ADD style of dating.A man and a woman may go on a date and have a good time, but in the back of their minds, they know they have ten emails waiting for them in their inbox back home.
Men and women are arriving to dates with an invisible checklist of countless qualities they are looking for, and while it is good to be a little picky, creating a checklist that no one but a terrible Matthew Mcconaughey rom com character could satisfy is not healthy.
That is, if someone is even lucky enough to make it to a first date.
I've seen countless profiles online where women who are who barely five feet tall proudly declare that they refuse to entertain the idea of meeting any man who is not at least six feet tall.
Maybe the title of this article is a hyperbolic exaggeration.
And maybe I don't really wake up with repressed feelings of guilt in the middle of the night (aside from those repressed memories of watching "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" a few years ago).
But there is something to be said about the cultural impact that online dating is having on our society. Millions of people have the potential to find love with people they may have otherwise never had access to.
Successful relationships and long-lastinf marriages are being formed each and every day.
I've seen men who are demanding salaries of over 0,000 a year when they have nothing more than high school educations and are currently unemployed.
In my humble opinion, this pickiness can be directly attributed to online dating.