Today’s generations are looking (exhaustively) for soul mates, whether we decide to hit the altar or not, and we have more opportunities than ever to find them.
The biggest changes have been brought by the .4 billion online-dating industry, which has exploded in the past few years with the arrival of dozens of mobile apps.
In case of Russian dating, it can be even faster, with many couples tying the knot in 6–12 months.
Maybe, gyms and personal trainers should pair up with singles services, to achieve better outcomes for love-seekers?
Email breakup is much less likely to result in a scene than arranging the “Good riddance” conversation in a public place, that’s for sure.
Some more counterintuitive facts uncovered by researchers: This would make you question the faces you see on your popular app when swiping: Is this girl for real or just trying to get a boost to her self-esteem?
I asked my dad about this experience, and here’s how he described it: he told his parents he was ready to get married, so his family arranged meetings with three neighboring families. That’s how my dad decided on the person with whom he was going to spend the rest of his life.
I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I couldn’t imagine navigating such a huge life decision so quickly. Happily so—and probably more so than most people I know who had nonarranged marriages.