Meeting someone from online dating
A couple of months ago, I was sitting at a bar minding my own business when the woman next to me did something strange.Surrounded by potential partners, she pulled out her phone, hid it coyly beneath the counter, and opened the online dating app Tinder.It’s up to you what you share with someone online when you don’t really know the person.
"There are a lot of theories out there about how online dating is bad for us," Michael Rosenfeld, a sociologist at Stanford who has been conducting a long-running study of online dating, told me the other day.
Is it creating a new reality in which people actively avoid real-life interactions?
Of course, others have worried about these sorts of questions before.
Although you should avoid giving out personal information, like your last name and your address, you should be honest about your interests.
You wouldn’t be pleased if the person chatting you up turned out to have a completely different personality to what you’d seen online!