Really for online dating

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And for people who have no interest in serious dating and just want to find people to hook up with?Online is a much better way to accomplish that too.For socially weird or anxious or shy people, trying to meet a stranger in public is a nightmare, and even for someone charming and outgoing, it’s a grueling task that requires a lot of luck.The alternative that often happens is meeting someone through friends, which can work, but it’s limiting yourself to single people your closest friends and family happen to know.

Over 40 million Americans have given online dating a try, and over a of the American couples married between 20 met online.

Apparently, I wasn’t alone in my Valentine’s Day depression-induced hunt for Prince Charming.

Experts say online dating sites see a huge traffic increase between Christmas and Valentine’s Day.

A senior editor at Fast Company, Feifer met his wife Jennifer Miller, a freelance journalist and author, through Ok Cupid after narrowing his search criteria to two requirements: “Jewish” and “journalist.”Feifer and Miller told me they didn’t start using Ok Cupid with the hopes of finding their soulmates.

Instead, both joined the site after ending long-term relationships and moving to a new city without many friends.

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