Views on courtship and dating

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It seems like everyone's looking for love online ... A few short years ago, we had to put some actual effort into dating and finding love. We connected with friends and headed out on the town/to the bar/to the game.

To meet possible compatible love partners, we started a new hobby, networked in our social circles, had friends set us up on blind dates, and generally spent some time looking for someone just as amazing/screwed up as we are.

According to the study findings, the most common place to meet a spouse is at work or at school (38 percent).

The Human Element Beyond all the pseudo-science, online and mobile dating short-circuits the natural courtship process of men and women. It's well-documented that both men and women lie when completing their online profiles.

And while the questions these surveys do ask are usually centered on individual wants, needs, behaviors, and characteristics, they only address a very small part of what makes human beings compatible.

These compatibility tests don’t take into account upbringing, childhood environment and/or teenage influences, nor do they address changing attitudes and needs. There’s no qualification other than sending a witty, snarky remark that will get their attention; the proverbial wet dream for any pick-up artist.

Primal dating rituals and natural courtship don't include posting a profile and a few pictures, or swiping right to indicate interest. Old pictures, employment status, income, weight, age — over 80 percent of online daters don't tell the truth.

In essence, you're starting a relationship based on dishonesty.2. You aren’t actually meeting the person, you're meeting their portrayal and estimation of the best parts of their personality.

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