I've long struggled with the decision...to swipe or not to swipe. Yet, it's recently occurred to me that while it's still in many ways in it's infant stage, Internet Dating is the Future of All Dating.
No, real life face-to-face dating will not go away. But it will cease to be the main way people meet each other. Why is this? Utility? Longer work hours in most professions? No, it's the potential...
People swipe or send messages or like a story or whatever it is the app or site is using as its special way of connecting people. Most people don't take it too seriously and those that do often have one or two major things they're hiding. But, again, that's because it's in it's infant stages. It obscures the potential to change the face of dating entirely...
Think about it...say you go to a four parties a week. Regardless of gender that's probably 1-10 real opportunities to meet someone. Think about if you're a friendly person and tend to either hit or get hit on during the day at like a coffee shop or a park four to five times a week. Let's even say you're either a really hot girl or a "pick up artist" guy. You have maybe ten to twenty people you meet on your day off and five to ten people you meet when you're working. I think you see where I'm going with this...
If you know how to use macros and you know how populated the major dating sites are you know the numbers are astounding. With a macro you can send an initial message to oh lets say two to three hundred people in ten to twenty minutes.
That's two to three HUNDRED people!!!
If you understand how to apply the process of volume to everyday situations you realize that even if you're not some of their types, even if a lot of them aren't your type (it's actually very easy to send messages only to people you do find attractive) even if some of their catfishes, that's still A LOT of ATTRACTIVE people to talk to in ONE DAY. And with internet dating ONLY GETTING BIGGER there's no end to the volume.
Let's up this some. Internet dating has it's hardships, but it also has it's easy things too. For instance, with a good understanding of lighting angles flash and posing you can take really good pictures. With a good understanding of what types of pictures the other gender tends to like you can take really relevant pictures (usually sexy/sweet for girls and funny/handsome for guys) Then let's say you are really creative then you can fill out bios VERY WELL. Then lets say that, again, you understand enough about the opposite gender to understand what they like (bios that aren't overly long and also a lot of shared interest for girls and bios that are light and funny but also showing that you took the bio section seriously for guys) then you'll actually raise your response rate by a HUGE PERCENT!
And then the final point, MOST ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE THINK THEY'RE TOO GOOD FOR ONLINE DATING. So what does this mean? YOU HAVE WAY LESS COMPETITION ONLINE THAN YOU THINK. If you're a normal fairly attractive person you're a lucky find. The problem isn't attraction so much as obscurity and boredom. But, again, all problems are solved by VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME
So that, there, is our bright internet future.