The internet—a series of tubes functioning as a miraculous fusion of the Library of Alexandria, the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, the Agora of Athens, and Times Square circa 1986—is arguably mankind's greatest achievement. Scientists, doing as usual the important work of telling everyone what they already know, have discovered that a majority of 18 to 29 year olds who go online on any given day are just fucking around: The report from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project found that on any given day, 53 percent of 18 to 29 year-olds go online just to have fun or pass time. The report finds that the amount of time people spend tooling around on the Web doing nothing corresponds with age.
Only 12 percent of people over 65 say they went online the previous day for no particular reason.
The key is to be short and sweet; the longer the email, the more likely it’s going to seem as though you’re too desperate. if you’re already assuming that they’re not likely to write back time writing out a sonnet?Some, back in the early days of online dating (lo those dark days of the late 90s and early 00s), were evil and would sell a limited number of messages; if you sent out a message and didn’t hear back, well, tough shit Charlie, you just blew a buck (or whatever the per-unit cost was). were intended as a way of trying to get someone to message so that you could chat without wasting your hard-earned money.Needless to say, it was kind of an insult even back then; nothing screams romance more than “I’m interested in you but not enough to actually to join the site.”Fortunately most sites seem to have wised up and charge a subscription fee instead, but the vestigal organ that is the “wink” hangs in there like an appendix and does nothing but cause trouble.Of those aged 50 to 64, the study found 27 percent answered yes to the same question.Even assuming that many of those people are lying because the real reason was "porn," it seems clear that Americans are not using the internet for any of the important, productive things that make it such a landmark, but rather to fuck around until their Hungry Man dinners finish microwaving.really, dating site (with some notable exceptions).Yes, there are occasionally people who use OKCupid like a sex ATM. Women have it just as bad as men do – they may get deluged by guys who never seem to write back.If you ask and she says “yes”, then congratulations! If she says “not yet,” but suggests maybe another time soon?She’s still interested but needs a little more time to be comfortable. Cool, you don’t need to waste any more time with her; move on and find someone who interested in them, odds are that somebody else is too…and your online honey-bunny is talking to them, too.Odds are good that they may well be going on dates, as well; not everybody is going to put all other interactions on hold .