We've recently talked about what our "type" is and whether or not we're too picky. I can't help wondering if the vast world of online dating, having expanded our opportunities to find someone, has also made it easier for us to ditch someone for the next best thing.
Before online dating, one actually had to venture out into the world to find a mate. You know, social venues. Bars. Clubs. Malls. Etc. With online dating, those who don't find themselves drawn to those scenes (hi!), and even those who do but are having trouble finding someone, now have a new avenue to explore.
With OkCupid, they send you three potential and/or ideal matches every so often called "quivers." If your profile is intriguing enough, you could be bombarded with messages from all different types and percentiles every week. Suddenly one could go from not having any potential mates to having a whole line-up to choose from.
While it's healthy to explore options and certainly isn't a sin to do so simultaneously, I can't help wondering if maybe having so many options hinders the ability for anyone to have a proper chance with someone. Not to mention, those profiles can reveal quite a bit and first impressions are always important.
Does having so many options make us pickier? Do you think online dating has affected dating this way?