Dating economist perspective
I started reading about it, and was really surprised to find it’s very popular in the UK and US, because there’s this sense that Tinder and other platforms are just for hookups," Ortega said."When I came across the statistic that one third of marriages start online, and 70% of gay relationships, I was shocked," he said.
And so I started online dating, and immediately, as an economist, I saw this was a market like so many others.
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For example, he said, "I thought Tinder was mostly for really young people, but sometimes when I'm giving talks, others will come up to me and share their stories--a professor of around 70 recently told me he met his second wife on there."It's worth noting, Ortega said, that such platforms have offered real advantages for those of us who have a hard time meeting people in real life, whether because of age, orientation, or disposition.
That's been especially true for the queer community, he noted, and for older people looking for a partner.