As for the current online dating options—they strike me as a good first crack at this by humanity, but the kind of thing we’ll significantly improve on to the point where the way it was done in 2014 will seem highly outdated in not too many years.
Now that the stigma has diminished, you know this industry is going to race ahead because there’s so much money to be made by whoever can be innovative.
They say that "like attracts like," so if you want to meet someone who is well-groomed, articulate, and interesting you first need to make sure your profile is of the same caliber.
Post realistic but flattering photos, and write something about yourself that is intriguing and tells your suitors what you are passionate about and what makes you tick.
Even for those who do experience some success online, their profiles often could use a lot of improvement.
Spelling errors and grammatical blunders abound in online profiles; do you really want to present yourself as either uneducated or lazy?
And for people who have no interest in serious dating and just want to find people to hook up with?
Online is a much better way to accomplish that too.
Then watch how quickly other quality people who also put in the same type of effort are drawn to you!
I hear complaints from people all the time regarding the quality of users they're hearing from, or the fact that they're rarely hearing from anyone at all, and without fail, each time I have checked out that person's profile, it's a train wreck!
So in 2030, I think we’ll be somewhere very different, and I think today’s nine-year-olds will have really incredible ways of finding love when they’re 25.
As an aficionado of online dating, and founder of Marry Me Already.com, a dating site targeted strictly at people looking for serious relationships and marriage, I am often asked how online daters can distinguish between people looking for that special someone and those who are just in it for a night of fun. Online dating can really work, with as many as one in six marriages today between people who met online.
I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.