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But, what exactly does that mean for being single in the city?
For many, this new landscape has made dating more fun, more diverse, and more empowering than ever. Hold on tight; we’re not in Kansas anymore…In the city, we’re all very busy, and time is the most precious of all our assets.
“No one says you have to stay more than an hour if he/she is definitely not for you,” says Laurent.
(Phew — now you can go home and watch Be honest with yourself, and remember who you are.
You could choose to catch up with friends on group dates organized by sites like Grouper.
We command instantaneous communication, real-time news, and 24/7 information, and our dating attitudes now reflect the same warp-speed principles.
It’s no coincidence that so many of our Tinder profiles declare that we’re not looking for a pen pal; we’re looking to get to the point, because we don't have time to waste. With a social-media-enabled world out there offering new matches and distractions, waiting three days, or even 24 hours, to reply to a text is as antiquated as sending a carrier pigeon.
Or, there are Dating in the Dark events if you're not afraid to meet your future paramour in total darkness. Profile pictures featuring a sedated tiger/elephant/unicorn? Recent research showed that these were seen as more attractive than wintery ones.” But, please, no abs selfies or group photos — which one are you for goodness' sake?!
“The key is to come across as genuine,” Justin Mateen, co-founder and CMO of Tinder tells us. Pick-up lines don’t work in the real world; what makes you think they’re going to work on Tinder? “Never become someone you’re not during the dating process,” Amy Laurent, relationship expert and celebrity matchmaker says.