Real love and dating
Dating apps reward homogeneity, sifting everyone into two-dimensional profiles that look the same, sound the same, and in some cases, even algorithmically identify which picture is best to represent you for the largest possible audience.
Of course, people don't love each other for what makes them the same; they love them for what makes them unique.
I didn't have to endure the difficult work of predicting if they would make me double over laughing; it either happened or it didn't.
For others, like me, you might be better off on the road not taken.
Nearly 60% of them are looking for a serious relationship and some 450,000 of them would consider the Internet as a route to love.
I wanted someone insatiable, someone whose eyes set ablaze when they talked about something important to them.
I wanted someone who was a good friend, a motivator, someone who enjoyed being a blessing to those around them.
Anyone trying to date outside of their phone has the potential to come off, well, creepy. I went speed dating for some face-to-face conversations, and it changed everything.