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Is Online Dating Actually Romantic?

"If I'm going in with a genuine intention, then there must be someone out there also going in with a genuine intention."

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Online dating seems to be a great way to maximize your chances of meeting someone cool.

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Or, better yet, learning that cutie from that one party is single.

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It definitely requires a bit of optimism on both ends.

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You'll hear success stories from your friends who met on OkCupid or Tinder and are still going strong.

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And some of their relationships will feel insanely serendipitous, despite all starting from an app.

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Dorsey Shaw / BuzzFeed

If you do meet someone online, you can still find humor and excitement in how you met.

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You can also make friends with people or form non-romantic but still-meaningful bonds.

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Dorsey Shaw / BuzzFeed

Basically, it can really depend on how you view the whole process of meeting someone through an app.

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But whatever you may think, one thing's for certain: what a time to be alive.

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  1. So, do you think online dating is romantic?

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    Yeah! You can meet people you'd never encounter otherwise.
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    Nope! It's way less personal and people can say really gross things to you.
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So, do you think online dating is romantic?
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    Yeah! You can meet people you'd never encounter otherwise.
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    Nope! It's way less personal and people can say really gross things to you.

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