They move on with their lives, while everyone else complains about the sites and the awful people on the sites.
When my father heard I was online dating he was deeply sceptical.
He told me a story about a friend of his whose internet date had turned out to be morbidly obese as evidence that it was an avenue to be avioded at all costs.
His more debaucherous friend, the fuckboy, has existed in different forms across generations — he's a man after sex and sex alone. He's sensitive, he spoons you while you sleep, and he listens to you. And he's part of a generation of men, now in their 20s, who grew up in a single-mom households after their parents — like half of all '80s couples — got divorced.
But the softboy is new to the Millennial dating pool. This generation is unique in that divorce rates peaked in the '80s (and most children of divorce mostly live with mom), so these are guys who grew up in houses where mom ruled all and women were in charge.
I was curious as to what your real opinion is of online dating.
I did meet my girlfriend online, but after a year of painful struggle, meaning hardly any dates despite being educated, employed, and reasonably attractive.
Guys who , because, well, that's just how they were raised.
Surely growing up as a young man in a matriarchal household has some effect on how that young man navigates relationships with women as he gets older?
"They have a lot of respect for their moms, and if it was a bad divorce, they don't want to be like their dads.
They turn out to be better boyfriends and husbands."Sussman can't speak to whether or not that's an affectation specific to millennial men, but just based on divorce rates, there's a pretty big overlap.
Has my dad’s attitude changed- of course not- in fact i doubt he even recognises a connection.