That was the second long-distance relationship she’d had through the forum: Her first, with a guy from Florida, lasted two years.Online-dating companies are privy to the fact that people use them for travel.
“Meeting him for the first time tomorrow.” A recent survey of the group found most members are young, between 18 and 23.“I guess people on online-dating sites know what they’re looking for, but these younger people in nevermet relationships aren’t really looking for love online,” the /r/Long Distance moderator, a 20-year-old college student who goes by Bliss online, tells me.
(As a female gamer, she’s asked me not to use her name for fear of being harassed or doxed.) “Then one day they realize they love the person they’ve been talking to online.
It’s a weird mind-set to be in.” Bliss was a nevermet herself who, when I called her, had just met her German boyfriend of three years for the first time when he flew to her hometown in Florida.
Last year, Tinder launched a paid feature called Passport that lets people swipe on members anywhere in the world.
And Scruff, a dating app for gay men, has a section called Scruff Venture that helps users coordinate travel plans and connect with host members in foreign countries.