Do online dating services encourage long term committed relationships
In fact, people over 50 are one of the fastest growing segments.
“It’s a product of the growing normalcy of using social media apps,” says Moira Weigel, author of “Labor of Love: The Invention of Online Dating” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016).
He calls it the “emergence of a hook-up culture,” in which sexuality is “totally separated from conjugality.” “All these trends are part of a new tendency that is reducing sexuality to an activity in which there is no emotional commitment, a sort of masturbation with the other person’s body,” he writes.
More than 10 percent of American adults – and almost 40 percent of people who identify as “single and looking” – are using them.Nietzsche also said that instinctive judgments are misleading because they “pronounce their Yes and No before the understanding can speak.” Furthermore, to act impulsively is decadent and hedonistic, and these are “signposts to nihilism.” So does the rise of online dating in our culture signal an embrace of self-indulgence?And does it come at the expense of long-term relationships?Arguing that society was heading toward nihilism – that is, a world without meaning, morals and values – Nietzsche thought that romantic love was frivolous, with friendship acting as a much stronger foundation for relationships.From a Nietzschean perspective, the rise of dating apps like Tinder, Hinge and Grindr that encourage us to “swipe” or judge potential lovers in a nanosecond could be cited as examples of a society that has become obsessed with pleasure and instant gratification.