S WIPE NIGHT
The internet is the biggest thing to happen to courtship in the past 100 years, and perhaps since the agricultural revolution thousands of years ago, says Garcia. By the time you two meet, you’ve already been flirting for hours, courting with emails, SMSs, even emojis. You can learn tons about a person – job, romantic history, drink preferences – before the first date. Over half of dating app users met their last partner online, our survey showed. Seventy-two percent of them have slept with someone they met online, and 43% say technology has helped their sex life. (Just 4% say it’s made it worse.) Sexting, FaceTime sex, yawn: now there’s even “teledildonics,” interactive sex toys that transmit sensations in real time. But Tinder won’t do all the work for you. “They’re not dating sites. They’re ‘introducing’ sites,” says Fisher, an advisor to match.com. It’s still up to you to meet, listen, flirt and charm. Your great profile pic is no match for your dazzling personality. 36% of single men still aren’t taking advantage of online dating. What are you waiting for? Start swiping!