Can you find true love on a dating site
Home alone again on a Friday night with only reruns of House and your cat for company. Not that we ever did because at its peak we were 14 and naive; necking Bacardi Breezers at a mate’s house party and trying to snog Tom from physics. A brush of hands reaching for the same book that leads to conversation then coffee, two kids and a mortgage.
Gone are the days of skimming through the lonely hearts column.
The priorities of the twenty-something have changed, they’ve unsubscribed to the notion of ‘true love’ in favour of something a bit more tangible.
We want to immerse ourselves in experiences, especially when young and foolish, saying yes to everything rather than obsessing over finding someone that makes your heart melt.
I realise how downright cynical that sounds but I feel there is some truth to this cynicism (keep reading to find it).But I suppose that’s no different to the social media we use every single day and if you’re cool with that then go for it.The great (maybe freaky) thing is that a computer does the magic algorithm, saving you from the endless tirade of ‘Ooh Pete in HR is single, I’ll set you up’, from friends looking for a special shout out at your wedding.We want to meet people, but not pin our hopes and dreams on them.New experiences can come in all different forms, from travel to career changes to love interests.