As for the current online dating options—they strike me as a good first crack at this by humanity, but the kind of thing we’ll significantly improve on to the point where the way it was done in 2014 will seem highly outdated in not too many years.
Now that the stigma has diminished, you know this industry is going to race ahead because there’s so much money to be made by whoever can be innovative.
People all over the world today are so busy and have so little free time, that going out and socializing is not high on their list of priorities.
There are people who are unable for various reasons to get out and about and try to meet people, this could be due to shyness, alternative or a number of other things.
I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.