My girlfriend and I met on e Harmony, so I’ll be the first to acknowledge that online dating can absolutely be a worthwhile experience. I dabbled with it for almost , and prior to Melissa, the most memorable thing I came away with was a tome’s worth of craptacular dating stories.
(Though, in that respect, I guess I do have e Harmony and Match to thank for my writing career.) Armed with years of slow-churned cynicism, I took to the internet to see if others shared my experiences.
A few years ago, OKCupid calculated that 96.25% of e Harmony’s profiles are inactive, using numbers provided by e Harmony themselves.
OKCupid was acquired by Match in 2011, and that article has since been taken down (for obvious reasons).
Just like cars, TVs, Radio, Planes, Highways, you get the point.
Some people have tried to make the point that Web 2.0 is proof that the Internet is evolving. Web 2.0 is proof that the Internet has stopped evolving and stabilized as a platform.
Cars, TV, Radio, Planes,highways, the wheel, the printing press, the list goes on forever.
Some of you may not want to admit it, but that’s exactly what the net has become. That’s not to say the impact of the Internet on the entire planet hasn’t been off the charts. It has changed the lives of billions of people and it will continue to be a utility to billions of people.