NEW YORK TIMES - Jan 5 - "Most social media tools don’t provide a human bonding experience. Meeting someone new in-person is arguably the genesis of any romance. Traditional dating sites help you find somebody new. But it isn't spontaneous or romantic. It feels like shopping online. The location-based mobile meetup app, however, offers a solution to social media that actually involves meeting people." - Joel Simkhai, Grindr.
"Online dating sites are great. But once someone else’s interests have piqued your interest, do your research. After all, you could be letting this person into your heart … not to mention your home." - Sandy Heart, founder CheckOutaDate.com, which conducts background checks on potential romantic partners.
"Social media is what I'd call a romance contraceptive. It prevents romance from happening every single day. For every moment that you're checking your Twitter feed, or your so-called friends' updates on Facebook, you're missing another opportunity to connect with somebody in real life." - David Wygant, a dating and relationship coach.