“No one says you have to stay more than an hour if he/she is definitely not for you,” says Laurent.
We command instantaneous communication, real-time news, and 24/7 information, and our dating attitudes now reflect the same warp-speed principles.
It’s no coincidence that so many of our Tinder profiles declare that we’re not looking for a pen pal; we’re looking to get to the point, because we don't have time to waste. With a social-media-enabled world out there offering new matches and distractions, waiting three days, or even 24 hours, to reply to a text is as antiquated as sending a carrier pigeon.
Another option is the growing number of quirky dating events (perhaps an extension of our readily-bored mindset).
Pop-up speed-dating is now a thing (Last Night A Speed Date Changed My Life is worth trying based on the name alone).
You may find the ‘perfect’ person, but, ironically, that doesn’t mean they’re the right one.” Laurent agrees, “I can’t tell you how many times that two people who look perfect for each other on paper are actually not a match.”“In the suburbs, you’re more likely to meet someone like you, who shares your culture...
You can rely more heavily on instant attraction and know that things may well slot into place,” Mac Lynn explains, “The problem in cities is there’s so much diversity that it makes it impossible to rely on the physical to analyze compatibility.
But, what exactly does that mean for being single in the city?
For many, this new landscape has made dating more fun, more diverse, and more empowering than ever. Hold on tight; we’re not in Kansas anymore…In the city, we’re all very busy, and time is the most precious of all our assets.
There are pheromone nights, during which T-shirts that have been worn for three days are bagged up and smelled by prospective suitors.
You could try Shh Dating, one-minute speed dates that rely on non-verbal communication. Kate Taylor, Match.com’s resident relationship expert, says, “Use summery photos.
“You have to have a strong sense of who you are before entering the dating realm.”Reckon you know what you want? According to the experts, the idea of having a “type” should be obsolete.