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The latter says it can raise its revenues in Australia by 50 per cent over 2017/18, such is the potential in our market.The increasing number of people wedding themselves to the world of online dating has coincided with another increase: the number of singles in Australia.Which is fine, it’s normal – but isn’t it a bit of a waste of time?Isn’t meeting people from Tinder based on a few photos and a few dodgy chat-up lines just as time-wasting as scouring the bar when on a night out with your best friends?
It’s a subject tackled by guests on this week’s , which brought together people single by choice and circumstance to determine why increasing numbers of Australians are living their lives without a significant other.
“There's been a lot of references to freedom and independence and loss of stigma about being a solo person and the multiplicity of choice,” he explains to Jenny Brockie.
“All of this is part of the culture shift away from our herd instincts towards a much more individualistic approach where people are saying, ‘it's about me, I want to keep my options open, it's my choice, it's all about my happiness’.” Perhaps the simple answer is that many are just happy being single.
While attraction is most definitely necessary, it isn’t the be-all and end-all.
I mean, how many of us have eventually fallen for people who were beforehand totally off our radars simply because it took us a while to realise just how wonderful they are?