And for people who have no interest in serious dating and just want to find people to hook up with?
Online is a much better way to accomplish that too.
from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a billion industry.
For socially weird or anxious or shy people, trying to meet a stranger in public is a nightmare, and even for someone charming and outgoing, it’s a grueling task that requires a lot of luck.The alternative that often happens is meeting someone through friends, which can work, but it’s limiting yourself to single people your closest friends and family happen to know.Available: i Phone and Android According to its founders, Manjam gives people in countries where same-sex relationships are criminalised the freedom to connect and express ideas openly without prejudice.Manjam founder Mitch Munro says “In some countries being caught with a gay dating app installed on a mobile device could mean the difference between life and death.As for the current online dating options—they strike me as a good first crack at this by humanity, but the kind of thing we’ll significantly improve on to the point where the way it was done in 2014 will seem highly outdated in not too many years.
Now that the stigma has diminished, you know this industry is going to race ahead because there’s so much money to be made by whoever can be innovative.From our huge database of over 4 million members to our mobile-optimised features, video profiles and world-class security and protection measures, we are the biggest, safest and most fun ginger dating site on the planet. Hot For Ginger was founded by a natural redhead who knows all about the ups and downs of life as a carrot top.On the one hand there are people and places who consider red hair to be truly beautiful, but on the other hand there are those who give ginger people a very hard time indeed.Allowing users to access without having to download an app is essential in countries where being gay is illegal and punishable by imprisonment, torture, or even death.” Manjam’s creators claim it receives more than 3 million visitors and 67 million page views every month, across America, Europe, the Middle East and Southern Asia.Available: Manjam works on your mobile, tablet and computer browser.I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.