Why Online Dating Might Make Marriage Obsolete

January 10, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

Dan Slater believes that online dating could make marriage obsolete:

  • Through online dating individuals can find so many attractive, intelligent, and compatible partners that individuals may no longer be willing to settle down with just one.
  • This is because there’s no longer an advantage to commitment. The next great relationship is a mouse-click away.
  • Dating sites might themselves be encouraging this trend. After all, their profit models depend on repeat customers, and a permanent relationship means a lost revenue stream.
  • For example, dating sites email you, even when you’re in a relationship, to let you know of all the interesting people who would like to meet you. If your current relationship isn’t going that well it’s then easy to jump ship.

Read more about what dating site executives have to say, how our relationships depend on circumstances, the different relationship strategies that one can utilize, and the story of one individual who is finding it impossible to settle down click here.

Source: The Atlantic

Via: Marginal Revolution