Thirty-one percent of men and women met their last date online (as opposed to six percent in a bar), 34 percent of daters in their 20s expect a response to a text in under 10 minutes (!
), and far more emoji users went on a first date last year than those who never dropped a winky face on the object of their textual affection (52 percent versus 27 percent).
I ended up starting a Tumbr blog to showcase the ridiculousness of it all and to keep myself from taking it too seriously and getting discouraged.
If compatibility is a key factor in couplehood, then for tech enthusiasts, it naturally follows that a romantic prospect that “gets” tech could be a great match. Luckily for me, I married another nerd, an animation producer with a penchant for gaming. We may geek out over different things, but he can share his Wo W exploits with me and know that I understand.
When I lose myself in my smartphone or tablet, he knows that he’s on his own for dinner.
Sure, there are pitfalls — with no one around to rein us in, we tend to obsess about our activities — but for the most part, it has been terrific.
After six years (three-plus in marriage), I’m convinced that our common ground has been the key to our relationship.