As Iris, who’s 33, told me bitterly, “They’ve gamified interaction.
The majority of men on Tinder just swipe right on everybody.
Sexting is, statistically speaking, normal.dating apps be so inefficient at their ostensible purpose—hooking people up—and still be so popular?
For one thing, lots of people appear to be using them as a diversion, with limited expectations of meeting up in person.
Maybe the problem is not the people who date and date some more—they might even get married, if Rosenfeld is right—but those who are so daunted that they don’t make it off the couch.