Slater doesn’t think that online dating will necessarily destroy monogamy, but he does think that monogamy will change and become more transient.“The bar for what people consider to be a good relationship will go up,” he predicts.The problem is that the scientific jury is still out on whether similarity is, in fact, good for long-term commitment.And there’s no strong evidence that computers can predict compatibility through measurable psychological variables.A new book by journalist Dan Slater, , argues that something momentous and irreversible has happened to modern-day dating and relationships.Slater says it heralds a shift akin in significance to the sexual revolution.Today, online dating sites peddle a radical vision: a new future for love as we know it; a more efficient, more targeted way to meet a compatible mate. Forget about hanging out in bars, or volunteering at community functions, or awkwardly asking friends if their friends are single.
Back then, “the facebook thing” was still a rough idea, and 18-year-old Zuckerberg was trying to finesse the concept. “I don’t think people would sign up for the facebook thing if they knew it was for dating,” Zuckerberg wrote.
On the day of the announcement, the stock price of Inter Active Corp—the parent site of online dating behemoths —dropped by more than two per cent. Over the past two decades, the Internet has become a fixture of the modern-day romance plot.
In the early ’90s, just one per cent of new relationships began online.
The dating site e Harmony claims an average of 542 members marry every day in America.
As online dating becomes the dominant path to relationships, it shifts the way these unions are built.