People talk about it openly, they tell their parents, they help their parents date on-line and their parents help them.
That doesn’t mean that lots of people still don’t find it creepy or strange, or that people don’t still pretend to have met one way when in fact they met on JDate.
“I’d be sitting around, telling stories or texting them to my girlfriends, and we’d be laughing so hard,” says Anne*, the publisher of Dating FML.
NICK PAUMGARTEN: I’d say it’s not nearly what it was ten years ago.
That is why in cities across America, photographers on Craigslist are marketing their ability to craft the perfect online dating profile picture.
Rhe De Ville, a New York City-based actress and photographer, said she has noticed an uptick in people looking for professional profile photos over the last three years.
“In many ways, it’s kind of like an audition,” De Ville, who charges 0 for her services, told NBC News.
“You can have a stellar profile, but if that photo isn’t connecting with people, it can kill a chance to meet an interesting person.” Pro tip from De Ville: Avoid selfies at all cost.