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The Guardian warns that these sites have created a “throwaway dating culture.” This is silly.
People have always sought out casual sex — flings are key plot points in “Pride and Prejudice” (1813) and “The Fires of Autumn” (1942).
Time magazine editors found the notion of men dating women in their 30s so baffling that they invited 15 experts to explain the phenomenon.
Compare that with meetings at bars or parties, where people might be a few drinks in when the flirting starts (studies show that alcohol use increases the risk of sexual assault).
Also, people almost universally pick public places for their initial online dates: coffee shops, restaurants and the like.
Match.com, for example, now checks its users against the National Sex Offender Registry and deletes the profiles of anyone found on the list.
Online dating allows people to browse partners from their own homes.