Nerd Love, First off, thank you for your blog, I really enjoy it.Long time reader and you’re the only dating adviser I’ve come across that I agree with 100%.Now to why I’m writing: I have been dating my good friend for six months now, things with him are going really well.Not only do we have many similar interests but we are also similar in personalities and wave length.
But there’s a lot of catching up to do, as I discover when I sign up for a dozen sites, apps and singles nights. A couple of hours beforehand I have a pep talk with dating expert Hayley Quinn, who warns me that coffee dates often seem like job interviews. Not a single one of my marathon dates contacts me for a second meet-up. I head to a Mayfair nightclub for speed dating (originaldating.com), counting each four-minute contact as 0.25 of a date.He also travels for pleasure often (generally without me because scheduling doesn’t work).So for literally half of our relationship, we have been apart.According to a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center, 15 percent of American adults have used online dating sites (web-based platforms like Match.com) and/or dating apps (location-based smartphone apps like Tinder).Participation by those 18 to 24 has almost tripled since 2013, and boomer enrollment has doubled.[Read: How to deal with insecurity in a relationship] That’s the strange power of insecurity and insecure men in a relationship.