But the fear that online dating is changing us, collectively, that it's creating unhealthy habits and preferences that aren't in our best interests, is being driven more by paranoia than it is by actual facts.
"There are a lot of theories out there about how online dating is bad for us," Michael Rosenfeld, a sociologist at Stanford who has been conducting a long-running study of online dating, told me the other day.
Time magazine editors found the notion of men dating women in their 30s so baffling that they invited 15 experts to explain the phenomenon.
There's even a chatroom where you singles can mingle...Right now, we're going to assume that more bros are flocking to the site, because EDM is a sausage party, but we've also only just learned about - we'll see how this site takes off in the coming weeks.In 2013, there are dating sites for damn near everything: farmers, Christians, old people, and many other demographics.With EDM making headway into mainstream conversations, it was only a matter of time before we'd see something like EDM-Date.com, a new dating site for all you single ravers.The kicker: She knew she was into him before she knew how he earned a living. "Tinder -- it's the best invention ever," he says with a hearty laugh, as if he can't believe his good fortune. "I'll send a comment, and if they reply, you ask for a date.
Like 50 million other fish in the dating app's sea, he swims the murky waters in search of companionship, if not lasting love. It's easy."Like Jackson, most athletes prefer Instagram for its wealth of intel. '"The cavalier cupid is beside himself with laughter.More than 100 million people use social networking to find love - or lust. Take a look inside the world of digital dating for athletes, where options are plentiful but possible pitfalls are just one click away.()This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's May 9 Fame Issue. ADVISORY: THIS STORY CONTAINS MATURE CONTENTTHE SINGLE MAN with the sexy job is stuck.For starters, he is fairly thick, just large enough to have not seen his Adam's apple since never, and to have not enjoyed a ton of success with women on looks alone.When he catches their eye, it's his social status or bank balance they see -- because he is, in fact, an NFL lineman.Mind you, in 2013, a strong Twitter game could get you in the bed of any raver you desire, but for those who might not be that chill, has you covered.