While many don’t articulate it, most of us crave emotional intimacy.
Am I supposed to believe I can find "The One" on an app like Tinder? I spent the past few months examining a range of studies on online dating and marriage to see what I could find. According to online dating literature, dating services can't really improve relationship outcomes.How many Tinder swipes are necessary for me to find true love? On dating sites like Match.com, which allow users to make their own dating decisions, daters have difficulty meeting the right partners.Flippancy aside, I realize not everyone may believe in soulmates or even marriage for that matter, but whatever your intent, do you find yourself wondering if online dating even works? Studies show that they are unable to make successful selections.I think the confusion for this comes with the idea of what’s real versus what’s intimate.Giving you both the full benefit of the doubt that there weren’t lies and fake profiles involved, I’m trying to explain that there are the truths we want to share, and the truths we don’t.