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As for the current online dating options—they strike me as a good first crack at this by humanity, but the kind of thing we’ll significantly improve on to the point where the way it was done in 2014 will seem highly outdated in not too many years.

Now that the stigma has diminished, you know this industry is going to race ahead because there’s so much money to be made by whoever can be innovative.

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from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a $2 billion industry.

Over 40 million Americans have given online dating a try, and over a of the American couples married between 20 met online.

A profile pic is not a face, and there are few substitutes to the butterflies you get from someone’s physical presence.

It’s a real 21st century conundrum: If we’re unable to meet people in real life, but disappointed in what we’re finding online, what’s the solution?

That’s the big question San Francisco design studio LUNAR recently asked two of its interns to tackle.

“We basically asked them, how do you make the dating experience easier?

The way the current trend is heading, what will dating be like in 2030, and will that be a better or worse time to be on the dating market than 1995? I think the term “online dating” is part of the problem and makes people who don’t know much about it think it refers to people forming entire relationships online and only meeting in person much later.

Simply considered as online meeting people, it makes a ton of sense.

I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.

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