Atlantic online dating
” I think he may be overestimating the taboo on workplace romances.
But to the extent that it does exist, this taboo has only been around for as long as there have been protections against office sexual harassment.: “In the 20s, when you have this first influx of women into service positions, there were all these women saying ‘I want to be a stenographer so I can marry my boss.’ And that’s accepted.” Even though many women would also leave those jobs due to unwanted advances from their bosses.
Either way, I think that most people are unlikely to conclude, “I like him, but wait—there are so many other quality men waiting for me …
Last week, the dating app Feeld released a bot that, theoretically at least, lets you find out if your co-workers have crushes on you.
(Same-sex couples were much less likely to meet at work than at a bar or through friends.) But then came the internet.
Instead, he presents as evidence quotes from male online dating executives who say stuff like, “I often wonder whether matching you up with great people is getting so efficient, and the process so enjoyable, that marriage will become obsolete.” Let us set aside the bizarre assertion that marriage has survived until now, as an institution, because it is so fun and that anything that is more fun threatens its very existence.
Let us instead examine this notion that online dating is an "enjoyable" experience.
Meet Jacob, a thirtysomething, single Portlander on the prowl.
He describes himself as “average-looking.” Girlfriends have called him “lazy, aimless, and irresponsible with money.” He doesn’t care much about “a solid credit score,” “a 40-hour workweek,” or settling down.
Marriage will live on, no matter how valiantly Jacob scams on women.