Meeting new people is scary. There it is. I said it. You know it. It’s one of those that most of us accept, but none of us acknowledge.
I think that is why so many of us have become more comfortable online dating; it offers a sense of security and status control. The unfortunate informality, and often physical detachment, in the technology of dating sites can cause serious misapprehensions, and unguided expectations. The separation between the people attempting to date seems much greater than air.