Now these dating sites offer many tools that make the whole much more efficient process of dating.It allows people to interact on a social front at their convenience and choice.
Her aim is not to tear down technology that has widened our social circles marvelously, but merely to balance what she calls "the army of marketers" telling us that cyberspace is good.
What is not good, says Aiken, or at least very different from normal behavioral, is how quickly we disclose personal details online.
And while many individuals have had pleasant, or at least neutral experiences with online dating, those promoting the activity are often simultaneously selling it.
Mary Aiken sees herself as a bulwark against the commercialism of romantic encounters.
It is not the case that sex offenders have migrated en masse to online dating platforms.