There are around 54 million single people in the U.S. Depending on where you live your choices may be limited or you can be too busy to hit the streets in search of that perfect person. Many single men and women are turning to technology when seeking a mate. Some are looking for a casual “hook-up” while others are looking for the bride or groom of their dreams. In 2009, Michael Rosenfeld of Stanford University and Reuben Thomas of the City College of New York questioned 3000 American couples and found that 30% met online. Meeting online was the third most common way to meet. That would explain why dating sites such as Match.com, Plentyoffish.com, Zoosk.com, eHarmony.com and others are so popular. Some of these sites charge a fee but others offer their services for free. According to StatisticBrain.com, 17% of the people who meet through an online dating site get married.
Many of the online dating sites offer apps that will allow you to update your profile from your phone or browse for that special someone. There are also apps such as Skout that works as a GPS system that finds singles in your area or Speed Date, where you take part in a 3 minute online speed date. That’s not all. There is also an app for when your date goes completely wrong it’s called Date Escape, available on iTunes, it sends you fake calls and texts so you can exit gracefully.
As a single woman I have never been comfortable with online dating but it seems to me that it can be a good way to window shop. I haven’t found anyone who piques my interest in quite awhile. I would love to find someone to hang out with but it is difficult to find a guy that understands that I have a very busy life. To be honest, I haven’t been very motivated to find someone to share my life because I have an awesome life just the way it is and sometimes relationships can bring bad juju. So, what kind of guy am I looking for?
Wanted: Single man over 40 with a great sense of humor and you must be interested in the world around you, you must be intelligent but not pompous, you MUST NOT watch Fox News or be a Rush Limbaugh fan. You must be motivated to lead a good life. NO WHINERS. Great conversation is my biggest turn on. My biggest turn off is sloppiness. If you are a couch potato, with a beer belly and thinks fart jokes are funny, it is best that you move on to someone else.
Am I asking too much? Happy Valentine’s Day.