So the number of available singles is increasing in number, but as a single woman, I know it's getting harder and harder to find single guys!
Some of the more innovative dating methods used today include online and speed dating.
So to get around these time limitations, 21st century daters put their social life on the fast track!
Online dating starts with finding a website you are comfortable with using. Participants are required to fill out a profile, answering basic questions such as age, sex, race, and personal preferences.
We’d made vague plans to see each other that night. Like me, you are probably so used to keeping your options open – and not deciding what you’re doing on a Friday night until about 6.59pm that evening – that the idea of ‘dating’ seems pretty foreign. Increasingly, we ‘hang out’ – and not necessarily as a twosome. The social psychologist Ben Voyer warns that while texting and online messaging are perceived to be easier than face-to-face contact or a telephone conversation, in the medium to long term they can make things more difficult. Your guess is as good as mine.) ‘Face-to-face contact is much richer.
Actually phone someone up to ask them out and agree on a date at some point in the future and put it in my diary? We have more visual and audio cues to help us form an impression of someone.’ Of course endless texting will never offer the same insight into someone’s personality as even a single face-to-face conversation.
Both reduce the amount of time needed to devote to dating, which is key in society today.
With the time limits placed on people by increased hours at the office and time spent on the road sitting in traffic, less time is available to invest in finding a date.
There are many ways to meet people, but with our busy schedules, finding the time to meet your soul mate can be difficult.
I even mused about it on my blog for readers — many of them strangers — to read.
I have told the story about how we met — and how “us” materialized — many times.
Dating has evolved over the past few decades to accommodate our fast-paced, high-energy, lifestyles.
According to the US Census Bureau, the number of single people 15 years of age and older has increased by at least 1 million annually since 2000.