Among those who know me personally and know what a loser I am, the question is often raised “why don’t you try online dating?”
Here’s a hint:
Actually, it’s not the fear of personal data being hacked that turns me away. It’s this:
Among the 26,939 users with a UK email address, for example, there are just 1,596 who identified as female: a ratio of one woman to every 16 men.
When you consider that a probably not-inconsiderable fraction of the “women” really aren’t, you’re looking at a ratio of 20 to 1 or greater. Really… what would be the point?
If you’re a woman looking for a man, you’re in luck. But a man is, unless his profile is particularly attractive – and let’s face it, if you need to resort to online dating, it’s probably not – just wasting his time.