But the fear that online dating is changing us, collectively, that it's creating unhealthy habits and preferences that aren't in our best interests, is being driven more by paranoia than it is by actual facts."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.
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Instead of interacting with the people around her, she chose to search for a companion elsewhere online.
I wondered to myself, is this what online dating has done to us?
Add technology to the mix and you get fear of change, doubled.
When people began forming connections online, romantic or otherwise, the anonymity the internet allowed was terrifying.
Skepticism and fear are typical reactions to technology that changes how people connect.