“Enough!” said a friend who had it with online dating. She was fed-up, burned out, and ready to break up. It’s too much work, with little return, she complained. In protest, she was going to delete all her dating apps and join a nunnery.
She’s no nun, but she does have a point. Digital dating IS a lot of work. All that searching, swiping, typing, texting, winking, liking, browsing and chatting is practically a full-time job. Add in the lack of follow-up from potential dates, and you can see why my friend is frustrated.
Online dating is a giant time suck. A recent survey from online magazine The Week found that online daters spend an average of two hours a day on their mobile dating apps. That’s two hours of having your head down in your phone every day. My neck is killing me just thinking about it.