Davis, MA, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 108 E Dean Keeton St, Stop A2702, Austin, TX 78712-1248. Older adults are utilizing online dating websites in increasing numbers.
Adults of different ages may share motivations for companionship and affection, but dating profiles may reveal differences in adults’ goals.
Without them, a woman is reduced to physical appearance and willingness to copulate.
Or at least send some risqué Snapchats for a little Joaquin Phoenix-style “Her” action.
It’s an interesting conundrum for a variety of reasons that cross biology and gender roles, sexual orientation, generational shifts and social structure.
As one Tinder match who shall remain nameless recently wrote to me: “I’m here mostly to make my sex life more convenient.
Advantages are being able to talk to multiple candidates at once, not waste too much time, money, and energy.” But is one man’s convenience a woman’s sacrifice? As my dear friend Louann Brizendine, a UCSF neuroscientist and New York Times Bestselling Author of “The Female Brain” and “The Male Brain,” told me almost 10 years ago during the era: Digital dating puts women at an evolutionary disadvantage.