After a rough breakup last January, I was sad and single in the Big Apple.Valentine’s Day was approaching, and this city of more than eight million people was feeling oddly lonely."In the latest In-Depth video from Your Tango Experts, neuroscientist Lucy Brown and biological anthropologist Helen Fisher talk about whether online dating is enough to find love.Is it possible that we will meet our soulmates just by signing up for all the dating sites and apps we can find?I suppose it makes sense when you look at what direction our society has been moving in.The number of women in the work force continues to rise. People are staying single longer, but there’s still that hint of anxiety because they haven’t settled down yet—Better hurry, or all the good ones will be taken!but it can't tell you whether this person is your love. Interested in understanding more about why we love?You can enter a room with 100 eligible partners all selected for you, but you won't be attracted to all of them. Check out Anatomy of Love: A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray, by Helen Fisher.
What was once only for the ugly, the old, the fat, and the socially awkward now has its grips on the young, good-looking, and talented portion of the population.It’s as if society as a whole decided to swallow its pride and set up a profile.Of course, society doesn’t want to seem desperate, so its profile still contains disclaimers such as “I’m really skeptical about this” or “I’m just too busy to meet people.” But we already get everything else we want online — news, goods, degrees, jobs — so why not people?With some goading from a friend — who somehow convinced me that the stigma against online dating was no more — I joined Ok Cupid and started scanning the thousands of matches that popped up on my screen.Apparently, I wasn’t alone in my Valentine’s Day depression-induced hunt for Prince Charming.