Jake S., a 27-year-old Manhattan architect, chose to quit dating apps because he found the idea of meeting a girlfriend online depressing.
“I don’t want to feel even mildly ashamed of the story, and I don’t want to be ‘just OK’ with it,” he says.
To be clear: I’m not here to condemn the technosexual era as some slaughterhouse of love. I’m just here to say that if you’re a guy who doesn’t subscribe to the swipe craze, you’re not alone.Three of them even made marriage proposals on the first date.(The first two were lighthearted, and therefore charming.Studies have shown this, and you’ve probably experienced this yourself while browsing Netflix or an overstocked menu: Abundance of choice makes us worried we missed something better.Choice overload affects online dating, too, according to a 2016 study.