This is I think because the idea of meeting people online is associated with Deai Kei, online dating websites that were popular especially in early 2000s, which in some cases led young girls to being sexually exploited.
With this history, some people feel embarrassed or even ashamed for meeting people online because it doesn’t feel cool and healthy.
Though, I feel that this tendency has been getting weaker and people are more open to online dating today.
One reason is because their profile reads like a boring, dating profile shaped turd. I thought I would throw some keywords that would describe what I like to do.
One-third of Americans on social media admit to having used the site to find information on a romantic partner from the past.
Online dating will only continue to increase in acceptance, especially since some services now have apps to ease the process.
At one time, the word “desperate” was almost always used in close proximity to the words “online dating.” Those days are long gone, as study after study is stating that online dating is now among the most popular ways for couples to meet.