Although the choices were limited compared with online dating, there were benefits too.
Alexandra Eitel, LP, received her psychoanalytic training at The National Institute for the Psychotherapies ("NIP"). I usually tell my clients the REAL WORLD is always #1.
She is co-chair of NIP's Focus Series and Associate Editor of the journal, Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Utilizing online dating websites for coffee dates is the real advantage.
Those currently dating online say it feels like a second job, more like a duty than a playful flirtation. Imagine spending entire evenings with complete strangers only to get “ghosted” the following day.
Some spend up to two hours each day searching for and communicating with potential dates. And after all the hard work, online dating may be no more effective or successful.
Among those using online dating, one of the most common words they used to describe their experience was “exhausting.” Online dating is exhausting Online dating requires a lot of effort.