You can do almost anything online these days: Check a bank balance, buy shoes, choose a mattress, order a cab.
So when Roberta Caploe was ready to start dating again after a divorce, she didn’t ask her friends to fix her up or feel the need to frequent bars or health clubs.
(uk) Ok Cupid Ok Cupid describes itself as "the fastest-growing online dating site", thanks to its "math-based matching system" - dating's answer to Google's algorithm. More important than what's going on under the bonnet, the standard of hotties on the site is relatively good, with plenty of hip, urban types on its database.
No awkward messages to each other unless both say yes.
“It’s turned into a game,” said Tim Smith, a 21-year-old student from Hampstead, Md.
When he’s bored, he swipes on women on Tinder, even when he doesn’t feel like talking to anyone.
She signed up for JDate, an online dating site for Jewish singles.
“All kinds of people are doing it,” says Caploe, 54, a publisher who lives in New York City.