The rules for dating online
"I equate online dating to looking for a job," says Julie Spira, cyber-dating expert and author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating.
With time, a no-strings hookup could turn into something more.
But such shenanigans are now considered passé, given how we’re all constantly looking at our smartphones.
“I don’t want to be with someone who’s going to play games and feel weird if I text them to say hello,” Donahue says.
Agape Match’s Avgitidis says that dating sites have seen a big uptick in people noting their political preferences on their profiles.
“I used to say, ‘Don’t let ideology get in the way of love,’ [but] I think when people meet other people, they want to know what their values and lifestyles are,” she says.
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Foltz, 29, says it can be tricky, but that gender norms are still at play.