This week marks the biggest online dating week of the year (combined with the biggest divorce week of the year).
Whether it’s a failed relationship or the urge for a new beginning that has propelled you into the dating wilderness, online dating almost certainly has someone waiting for you. Match group now owns Tinder, Plenty Of Fish, Ok Cupid and, of course, Match, making it the biggest player in the online and app dating industry.
And after 10 back-and-forths, you’d buy her a virtual drink — which costs .
According to the site’s director of product marketing, Melanie de Leon, that drink buys you 20 sips, and “cash rewards are paid out via check or direct deposit to users’ bank accounts.”Yes, you read that right: It’s actual money you’re paying the woman to talk to you (or man, if the woman initiates and buys the drink).
And for women looking to do this sort of thing, I’d say it’s a better way to turn a few bucks than Tinder. Loneliness is real, and flirting online is fun, and maybe you don’t want anything serious, just the old back-and-forth with a looker you never have to take to dinner.And lots of people never meet up with the people they match and message with on various dating apps as it is (at least a third of online daters never do).Maggie Archer taught us all that valuable lesson when she put “Send me , see what happens” in her Tinder profile — then proceeded to immediately unmatch everyone who did, which resulted in making some dough, but also angering the internet and getting Archer banned from Tinder.That said, it’s hard to imagine who thinks keeping a relationship exclusively online will somehow buffer them from the pain of it not working out.