And so, after moving to a new city for grad school in August, curiosity and loneliness got the best of me and I reactivated my Ok Cupid profile.
One year ago, I decided that I was tired of traditional dating and embarked on an experiment with online dating for the sake of journalism and true love (or something).
Needless to say, my life is completely different than it would have been without the experiment.
Overall, 27 percent are now reporting that they use some form of online dating; that's nearly tripled since Pew's last study.
So even a graduate from the class of 2013 would be saying, "Kids these days!
To get started, you’ll need to upload a photo of yourself and provide some basic information—birthdate, gender and a brief bio.
Next, you’ll be asked to upload a set of photos, giving you the ability to meet people who bear a resemblance to someone you find attractive. If you’re partial to dimples, high cheekbones and a strong jawline, Face Date will store the images in a database, distribute the search request, facilitate the matching of photos and organize conversations between you and other users who match your inclinations.
If going to class isn't really your style, there are myriad other ways to meet potential love interests—walking across the quad, for example. (But it will probably be worth it, even if you do have to use the map feature on your phone the next morning to find out where the heck you are.)You're Going to Go on Actual Dates.
Here's how dating works in college: You meet someone, you like them, you hang out a bunch because you conveniently live no farther than across campus and share a cafeteria and have class only once or twice a day, you hook up, and then, boom, you're dating.
I can’t even remember all the sites that I joined last year – but the thing is, it didn’t stop there.