Mark Brooks the operator of Online Personals Watch or ( OPW ) recently sent out a survey request asking the four hundred executive members of the Internet Dating Executive Alliance about how they deemed Internet dating had changed society, and how it might change society further on in the near future. The impact of dating on society is obvious to many but rarely calculable until now which is why the survey was such a positive idea.
Mark also operates courtlandbrooks.com which is a online dating consultancy firm for companies and entrepreneurs considering entering the tough online dating sector.
Mark can advise on many difficult problems for both new business and established dating brands operating in the online personals and singles dating sector.
He advises on how to build a new dating presence and matchmaking brand in an already saturated industry marketplace amongst many other things.
This white paper on ‘Has Internet Dating Changed Society’ is a collection of their various responses. Dating professionals and executives from Match, People Media, Shaadi, Bharat Matrimony, Baihe, Fling, Parship, Friendscout24 and Christiancafe responded to the survey; among many others. The full whitepaper is available for download from Mark Brook’s blog over at Online Personals Watch and is well worth further reading over a coffee.
What people Really thought on Has Internet Dating Changed Society
Some of the professional views expressed in response to the dating survey by Mark Brooks included:
Internet dating has definitely changed society. Now days, we expect to key in our data, set some criteria and wait. We only want to deal with the people that meet our criteria. It used to be you actually got to know and like some you met while out and about, but sadly those days are over. While another view was that people become happier with Internet dating. They get to socialize more and make new friends online. You can learn more about another culture in your own room talking to someone far away. And you might just fall for a person you’ve never thought it’s possible before.
It is fair to say that across the last ten years in particular, Internet dating changed society but it is extremely refreshing to gain so many different expert perspectives on this searching question from recognized people in the dating industry.
Society is Evolving
Using online dating services has become increasingly easier due to changes in underpinning technology and the advent of advanced mobile and cell phone apps that integrate with favourite dating services have only served to increase the visible lifestyle impact on modern society. With dating technology tools like these only a button a way it is possible to send and respond to messages and arrange dates in a matter of minutes.
In particular being at work, on holiday, even in the bath can no longer impede connectivity and hence the prospect of an early date. Proof in itself of just how significantly the online dating social evolution has progressed and continues to do so.
As we head into another year we can only expect the trend to continue and the question of whether how has Internet dating changed society becomes every easier to properly answer.