I guess any young person has experienced bar crawling on the threshold of adulthood, at least once in their life. The evening’s entertainment generally includes going from one bar to another with a crowd of friends. Drinking and meeting new people does not necessarily have a happy ending though. And an awful hangover is just the easiest consequence of a bad bar crawling, let alone a poisonous effect of too much alcohol on your health and the likelihood of fights at the bar. A good acquaintance is usually a rare side-effect of this kind of pastime and a good partner to maintain relationships is the exception rather than the rule.
Those who wish to find likely-minded people without experiencing the above mentioned consequences of a bar crawling prefer social media and dating services. Cupid dating, and membership in Facebook groups let people hit their target more quickly and more directly. You don’t need to spend time on organizing a bar crawl looking for a company, not knowing for sure whether this activity will link you to people sharing your interests and hobbies. Just a few clicks are required to enter the virtual world promising your new wins and impressions.
More than 1,86 billion monthly users actively use Facebook. It is really hard to imagine such a number of people from all over the world. At any point in time 1.86 billion users get together under the roof of Facebook to talk to each other, share comments and photos, join societies, make new friends and acquaintances and look for love affairs as well. No wonder one can get lost in this jungle and fail to find his/her cherished goldfish among 1.86 inhabitants in the Facebook ocean. And one can always do with more help when it comes to love, flirting and relationships.
Nowadays dating sites in the USA renders this kind of help. The ruthless statistics shows that 20% of serious relationships happened thanks to online marriage brokers in 2015. 7% of dating sites users got married. Though, the most popular way of finding a partner is still through friends (mutual friends contributed to joining 63% of people in marriage), it is interesting to know that just 2% of men and 7% of women succeed in finding a partner in a bar. That’s another bit of proof that bar crawling is falling out of favor.
As for dating sites, their role has been growing out of mere demand for better matchmaking. They help people to find those who share their lifestyles, and they link users on various basis’s such as location, places visited, Facebook likes, favorite activities, and hobbies through different communication channels. Needless to say, that such an enabling environment is favorable to meeting new people and finding the special ones without the unpleasant consequences of a bar crawling.