Some young people believe that internet dating is a good

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favorable over time, even though most people have had bad experiences while using these sites and services.(It's worth noting, however, that bad dates certainly predate the Internet.) Seventy-nine percent of users agreed online dating was a good way to meet potential mates, and 70 percent agreed that people find a (There was a notable exception that speaks to the social impact these sites and apps have on relationships: About one-third of respondents agreed with the statement that "online dating keeps people from settling down.")There's no doubt the number of people using these apps and services has only grown since this data came out -- upwards of 8 billion connections have been made on Tinder alone, according to the company.

The quotes and perspectives shared from the academic experts and authors Sales interviewed for the piece line up with the writer's hypothesis: When mobile dating apps collide with hookup culture, nothing good can come of it.

Whether it’s where I’m eating, where I’m traveling or, God forbid, something I’m buying, like a lot of people in my generation—those in their 20s and 30s—I feel compelled to do a ton of research to make sure I’m getting every option and then making the best choice.

If this mentality pervades our decision­making in so many realms, is it also affecting how we choose a romantic partner?

I asked my dad about this experience, and here’s how he described it: he told his parents he was ready to get married, so his family arranged meetings with three neighboring families. That’s how my dad decided on the person with whom he was going to spend the rest of his life.

I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I couldn’t imagine navigating such a huge life decision so quickly. Happily so—and probably more so than most people I know who had nonarranged marriages.