Now that I am "single again," I wondered what was new in online dating in 2015.
Emily Bartz, dating content manager for Next (which provides independent reviews and research of online services for consumers and small businesses), told me that online dating sites are becoming better at matching you to potential dates and online dating is increasingly being done on mobile phone dating apps."The biggest complaint people have about online dating is wasting time with people they have nothing in common with.
As a result, they have created apps that are extensions of their internet presence or are solely available on phones."[pullquote align="right"]"People present themselves in the best light online.
"And people are spending more time on their phones and the dating sites know this.Most are blank.) On Tinder if you like a person's photograph you swipe right, if not, you swipe left.But then one cold night in November, I met a Match date in a bar in Greenwich Village.I had a date for the next Saturday night for seven years.
"We even matched two people in Antarctica."Unlike traditional dating sites, Tinder does not have profiles that tell you what a person likes to do, wants in a mate or information on height, weight, religion, children or political preferences.
(There is a small "about" section on Tinder which is optional.