I hear people saying everyone’s taken or why is everyone in relationships but in reality most of those who don’t meet through work or school is through online. And more and more people are becoming socially awkward or hermits not even going outside to buy groceries and getting take out everyday.
Are relationships easier to find nowadays since you can be indoors all day and still meet 10 people online through an app? Whereas before you had to go outside to meet those people and interact in person and spend an entire day and probably not get a single number?
how is it possible that people are becoming less social but most are in relationships?
HAHA! Oh, you're being serious?
No, it's just as bad on dating apps, if not worse! Now I will say dating apps do help those of us that are socially awkward or introverted find relationships since it's easier for us to chat online than in person in most cases. Plus, for people that live in small towns or areas like myself where dating is... impossible, yes, dating apps can be a godsend.
However... that's just the good. Unfortunately the bad usually outweighs the good in most cases. It's harder to find good, REAL people online. With dating sites now people use filters, fake pictures or profiles (catfishes) so you don't who you're getting until/if you meet them in person. And even then, people can put on a charade online to fool you or say what you want them to say, then be a completely different person once you meet them or really get to know them.
In addition, and this isn't dating sites, but people in general: people set such unrealistic standards for potential partners. They want a model, intelligent, with a good job, low sex count, yet plenty of sexual experience, and has time for them, while having an active life and plenty of hobbies too! Hmm.
And even if you check ALL of that by some miracle... you're still not good enough for some people, LOL.
... and don't get me started on how people use dating apps to ghost you instead of taking accountability and saying, "I'm not into you." Unlike in person, it's a lot harder to do that with someone you see regularly. Whereas now with online dating, there's no repercussions for negative behavior.
I could keep going- from people lying about what they're looking for on dating sites, communication issues, but y'all get the point. However, am I completely against dating apps? No. As in the past, it's been the only way for me to meet anyone, friends or relationships. It just takes LOTS of patience and an open mind to deal with dating apps nowadays... and be aware of the cons.
I think we as people make relationships and dating convoluted no matter what: dating apps or in person.
You said it all, I’m with you the small town and social skills that’s all me plus a single dad. Yeah a lot of guys are optimistic and seeking this innocent fairy tale girl Snow White, scratch that she shared a room with 7 dudes lol. Nothing weird happened though some guys might let it slide.