Why internet dating doesnt work

You probably spend countless hours every week clicking through profiles and messaging attractive women on dating sites and apps.You get a response every now and again, but rarely from anyone you actually want to date.That leaves 6.25 potential soul-mates, except half of those are gay, and the other half are way at the other side of the crowded bar and chances are you won’t bump into them.The chances of meeting one of the truly great ones in real life seems pretty slim.So, if you are online, don't get caught up on crossing off a checklist or finding someone that may only exist in your head.If you find yourself lost in this mistaken way of thinking, maybe online dating isn't the best place for you, or maybe you just need a break.It’s as if society as a whole decided to swallow its pride and set up a profile.Of course, society doesn’t want to seem desperate, so its profile still contains disclaimers such as “I’m really skeptical about this” or “I’m just too busy to meet people.” But we already get everything else we want online — news, goods, degrees, jobs — so why not people?

All of a sudden you're bored at work, bored at home, bored with your friends, bored at the gym. Life just isn't as exciting as you want it to be, and the thought that maybe just around the next swipe is the person you've been searching for all along is exciting.

Even worse, you’ve been ghosted so many times your bros have started calling you Casper.

You’re totally over Tinder and whichever other dating app it was that you tried last week.

Isn’t it just better to hang out in the produce aisle and ask women how to tell if a cantaloupe is ripe?

At least then you’re pretty much guaranteed to get some kind of response, right? A full third of guys who try online dating sites and apps never go on a single date, and that’s despite spending 5.2 hours a week looking at profiles, then another 6.7 hours sending out messages.