The rules and internet dating
Or heading to the nearest bar, feverishly scanning for someone who ‘looks' single, then hoping like mad that a) they’ll notice you and b) that you have something – anything – in common? And the statistics support this: recent research has shown that internet dating is now the second most-common way to find a partner, while as many as 1-in-3 marriages start online.
It’s a tale as old as time: if love is meant to be, it will find a way.
But thanks to our wonderful Facebook community, I never feel alone in this endeavor.
I’m actually finding it easier now (and more entertaining) than I did ten years ago; these days it seems like truly everyone and his mother is on OK Cupid or Bumble, so there’s zero social stigma and tons of choice. My partnered girlfriends are loving it too — they swipe for me over dinner all the time — both for kicks and because they think I have questionable taste LOL.
Dating etiquette can be very useful indeed and we should all abide by it, even the dating rules that rely on old-fashioned stereotypes (such as expecting blokes to make the first move). In these times of increasing equality, this attitude just doesn’t seem fair – to anyone involved!If you sit around in anticipation of love, all you’ll get is a long wait.