I stare at the blank form on the website — the one that invites me to open my heart and pursue my soul mate via a labyrinth stocked with eligible men. I was more than capable of getting into my own romantic scrapes and didn’t need a website to exacerbate my bad decision making.
I breeze through the questionnaire: How “green” am I? But just recently, I heard of an entirely new niche in the online dating market, for “conscious singles.” In this case, being conscious means living life in a thoughtful way, following a spiritual path, valuing nonsuperficial things when seeking a life partner. Perhaps my age (middle) and shape (no longer thin) and strong personality (pitta, remember?
But even the best digital match can’t guarantee chemistry.
That’s why it’s important to go on a date to meet someone in person early in the process.
Consumer Reports also found that OKCupid and Tinder are more popular among millennials, while Generation Xers and Baby Boomers are more likely to use a paid subscription-based dating website or app such as Modern day matchmaking is big business, and the search for true love online has produced big data which is also deeply personal. For those addicted to swiping left and right, however, there may be a hidden vulnerability.