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You could say online dating is simply changing people’s ideas about whether commitment itself is a life value.” Mate scarcity also plays an important role in people’s relationship decisions.
“Look, if I lived in Iowa, I’d be married with four children by now,” says Blatt, a 40‑something bachelor in Manhattan. People always said that the need for stability would keep commitment alive.
He was passive in their arguments, hoping to avoid confrontation.
“I went from being someone who thought of finding someone as this monumental challenge, to being much more relaxed and confident about it.
Rachel was young and beautiful, and I’d found her after signing up on a couple dating sites and dating just a few people.” Having met Rachel so easily online, he felt confident that, if he became single again, he could always meet someone else.
She placed a high value on things he didn’t think much about: a solid credit score, a 40-hour workweek.
Jacob also felt pressure from his parents, who were getting anxious to see him paired off for good.