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I also think there's more accountability to be polite when you meet through mutual friends.
If I don't know you and don't know your friends, etc., there's less incentive for me to actually meet up with you, and ghosting seems a lot easier on dating apps." But Jasmine disagrees.
I think it eliminates some of the uncertainty that accompanies meeting people through friends or randomly," Abby says.
And while it's always best to experience things for yourself, it's helpful to hear from others who have tried it—read through some firsthand accounts below.
Before we ask whether online dating works, we need to figure out what constitutes a successful experience.
"I would use apps every time I was home alone, bored, and curious to see what was out there or just to pass time.
It was fun talking to people whether it led to a date or not, and it was fun to meet people," she says.
In a similar line of thought, Sharon explains that "when you meet someone randomly, like at a bar, it's unlikely to end up sharing a ton of interests with the other person.