Hitchhikers, rocket scientists, even nuns probably do it, at least once. Then there are other dangers -- boredom, disillusionment, getting dumped, or simply getting taken.
The topic is dating, and the custom is as old as Adam and Eve. Two love experts offer their dating advice: Face it; finding a great mate takes some research.
But what if you’re gluten-free, vegan, or insufferably snobby about beer?
What if you’d rather eat dirt than go on a date at Megu or Lavo?
"You're looking for a connection, someone you're physically attracted to -- who's physically attracted to you -- plus someone who doesn't make you feel bored from the get-go," Schwartz tells Web MD. "But don't let the love bug mesmerize you," says Paul Falzone, author of the book, Find the Right One and CEO of "The Right One"and "Together," two nationwide dating services.
Falzone tells a story of a North Carolina woman who fell "totally in love" with a Massachusetts man she met online. Eventually, he encouraged her to sell her house, pack everything into a truck, and prepare herself and her two young children for a new life.
Good for: Those with celiac disease, or those who have committed to the #glutenfree lifestyle What’s the deal: Gluten Free promises an online space where you can meet someone with similar dietary restrictions and “never have to feel alone, awkward, or a burden because you are gluten-free.” We can’t help but wonder if there’s an algorithm that separates those with celiac disease from the Good for: Breaking the ice between somewhat awkward food-obsessives What’s the deal: Same Plate is, more or less, your typical dating site, except that it’s aimed at foodies looking to talk grub and maybe even “share a meal, no big deal! Good for: Craft-beer obsessives What’s the deal: This app aims to link up like-minded beer nerds looking to get lost in each other’s eyes (and Untappd check-ins), be it in their hometown or a sudsy vacation destination. Good for: Singles looking for a “hot” date to “spice” up their love life What’s the deal: A social-networking site specifically for hot sauce and chili pepper fans.
Although internet has many important advantages, its adverse effects may also arise especially in relation to its purpose and duration of individual use.
Internet carries the risk of problematic use and dependence in that it is easily accessible; it is universal, involves intense stimulation, enables one to be anonymous and provides the opportunity of establishing social relations without assuming any responsibility .
” Same Plate seems to be best suited for those who take food—or Instagram food porn—seriously, since it suggests posting pics of both your food and yourself. Good for: Applebee’s patrons only What’s the deal: Whats Applebee’s is proud to be the “premier social chat app for fans of Applebee’s®,” accessible only to those inside one of the chain restaurant’s locations. Because, and we quote, “Why risk hearing ‘I don’t like spicy food’ on a first date, when you know that would be a deal breaker? Good for: Paleos/Crossfitters/primals (whatever that means) What’s the deal: Since these are some of the most intense of all lifestyle-obsessed dieters, it only makes sense that one of them felt the need to create Paleo Connect. The sinewy and smug-looking joggers pictured on the site’s homepage. Good for: Intentional ambiguity when asking someone for a drink What’s the deal: Eliminating the stress in making plans to grab a drink, Beer App call-and-response as straightforward as possible. Good for: The extremely caffeinated What’s the deal: Like the aforementioned “Hot Sauce Passions,” this is an exclusive site for coffee geeks only.
With Beer App, all communication between users is limited to a simple “Beer?! We can see it now: “You seem nice, wanna grab a nitro cold brew or six?