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While the Web has become a default meeting place – be it on a dedicated site, via an app or through social media – a disconnect exists between perceptions of this mode of meeting and the reality of our fervent embrace.
Somehow we still perceive that meeting someone in a bar, at a cooking class or in the sunglasses section of Myer is a more “real” way to connect – that it offers a more story to tell our friends – than being matched by a string of code.
2016, and having written a couple of hundred thousand words on this topic, and each time I hear a new version of right and wrong ways to do love I’m convinced that we’ll forever remain a little prejudiced.
My newest book, Intimacy on the Internet, examines how online technologies have overhauled how we experience love and sex and friendship.
2016 and years and years into dating online and hook up apps, and stigma endures.