New yorker online dating piece


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Reading many dispatches on the Internet, you’d think online-dating sites are awash with perverts and misanthropes lying in wait for the next piece of meat naïve enough to presume that online dating is a reasonable place to meet a decent guy.

“No, online dating is not a joy,” writes Slate blogger Amanda Hess, summing up her experience.

Online dating, for Alexis, is a way to connect with more people who might be right for her, nothing else.

As she climbed online dating’s learning curve, she seemed to accept that meeting more people would also occasionally mean meeting more, as she calls them, Chads.

For online-dating naysayers, maybe Chads make for better blog posts and headlines.