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“More options are not always better.”Cohen likens the flood of matches to choosing a restaurant for lunch.
Say a co-worker asks if you’d like to go to the sushi place a block away for lunch.
Sometimes, you just need to feel like you have options — and app and online dating is really good for this.
It’s also “convenient”: It’s something you can squeeze in your busy schedule because you can log on at any time of the day.
“Anecdotally, I was busy with graduate coursework and teaching full-time, so going to bars was not an option for me,” says Cohen.
“Using dating sites allowed me to interact with people and get to know the person before deciding to meet.”Hooking Up Smart, the Tinders and OKCupids of the world aren’t reinventing the wheel.
" data-reactid="34"Even someone who is really, really good at meeting potential matches in person (which is, uh, not me) would only be able to meet a few people a day, max, says Marisa T.Within 48 hours of joining Tinder, I had about 200 matches — which, as a writer/professional hermit, is probably more than I’d meet in five years doing the meet-and-greet method.App and online dating is literally a mile-long buffet, with something to satisfy any craving. Cohen, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at St.“In a society in which we are often too busy to take a break …
online dating allows us to ‘meet’ people without ever leaving home or the office.”This is the major pro of virtual dating methods, says Dylan Selterman, Ph D, a professor of psychology at the University of Maryland.This is super-ideal for, say, an elementary school teacher who spends most days surrounded by little kids.