by Amara Purlle
It's a meat market out there. I grew up in an analog world. Achieving any genuine romantic connection through an app, I scoffed, would yield superficial results at best. On the other hand, with a lot of online dating, it’s easy enough to tell who’s looking for a random hook-up, who wants someone to nest with, and who’s open to grabbing a drink and seeing if anything progresses without any string-like attachments. Thus raiseth the questions: What works for you? What is your end goal? Is boredom reason enough to try and connect with someone? Which method is the most effective use of your time and energy?