Using dating sites to find friends

The act of seeing just a photo without blocks of text seemed reminiscent of spotting someone attractive across the room. Because here you could risk nothing by swiping your approval of their looks.

I recently watched a younger relative do the swiping thing.

She’s beautiful and interesting yet single and swiping.

I wonder what it would be like to scroll through a list of potential partners, inspect their pictures for clues about who they really are, banter in our direct messages. “You’re not missing out on anything,” my single friends say with exhaustion and something that seems suspiciously like an eyeroll.I put it first because Patook is an absolute favorite right now, as it uses a system of scoring potential friends based on interests and values.I highly recommend to try this app and use it to meet potential friends in your area.I had always told single friends to “get out there,” join dating sites and meet as many people as possible in the hopes of finding “the one.” What I saw online is that it’s so easy to overdose on faces and feel like you’ve gotten “out there” without having gone anywhere at all. Why leave the house to find the real thing when it’s so easy to get what you need from your computer or phone?That seems to be the glaring problem with online dating: There’s a lot of the online element but very little of the actual dating.

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