You’ll be fine.) Location-based apps, like Coffee Meets Bagel, have expanded the pool of possibilities and created a previously unexperienced ease.
Joel Simkhai, CEO and founder of Grindr, tells us, “I wanted a more spontaneous way to meet guys, but had no idea it would become such a hit.
For many, this new landscape has made dating more fun, more diverse, and more empowering than ever. Hold on tight; we’re not in Kansas anymore…In the city, we’re all very busy, and time is the most precious of all our assets.
We command instantaneous communication, real-time news, and 24/7 information, and our dating attitudes now reflect the same warp-speed principles.
It’s no coincidence that so many of our Tinder profiles declare that we’re not looking for a pen pal; we’re looking to get to the point, because we don't have time to waste. With a social-media-enabled world out there offering new matches and distractions, waiting three days, or even 24 hours, to reply to a text is as antiquated as sending a carrier pigeon.
Even people raised on a confused diet of Germaine Greer and It might be a more business-minded approach, although that needn’t be a bad thing.
Rachel Mac Lynn, MD, founder of exclusive matchmaking agency, The Vida Consultancy, cut her teeth as a business psychologist and incorporates that ethos into her workings. You need to really define what that goal actually is. Whether it's IRL, online, or mobile, multi-dating is the new normal.
Be prepared to be one of, if not many, then at least a few.
(But, you’re a city mouse and totally adept at multi-tasking, right?
And, in the city, they're changing even faster than usual.
Our hyper-distracted temperament, grass-is-greener FOMO, and impatient demands to get everything, like, yesterday are rewriting the rules of dating quicker than you can say "swipe right." What was once an afternoon (fine, a lonely Sunday evening) spent trawling Ok Cupid is now a five-minute Tinder blitz during a treadmill run. Boundaries are being crossed, rubbed out, and re-drawn.