I checked the website Eater for its Heat Map, which includes new, tasty restaurants in the city. The stunning fact remained: it was quicker for my dad to find a wife than it is for me to decide where to eat dinner.
This kind of rigor goes into a lot of my decisionmaking.
A couple of months ago, I was sitting at a bar minding my own business when the woman next to me did something strange.
Surrounded by potential partners, she pulled out her phone, hid it coyly beneath the counter, and opened the online dating app Tinder.
"The second thing probably is, make sure you drive yourself there.
"I can say in the local area there's been a few, several from the whole Quad City area of internet dating gone bad," said Lieutenant Chad Cribb, Investigations/Civil Division, Scott County Sheriff's Department. Cribb says dating online is the wave of the future, but to stay safe, no matter your age, or how involved a relationship for which you may be looking, there are three things to never do when it comes to meeting someone you met online in person for the first time.
"The biggest number one don't is, don't invite them to your home the first time you meet," said Lt.
Cribb, "That's just danger written all over it and you don't want to put yourself in that position." Instead, Lt.
Is it creating a new reality in which people actively avoid real-life interactions?
Of course, others have worried about these sorts of questions before.
Whether it’s where I’m eating, where I’m traveling or, God forbid, something I’m buying, like a lot of people in my generation—those in their 20s and 30s—I feel compelled to do a ton of research to make sure I’m getting every option and then making the best choice.