But for all its benefits, there are also a lot of bad things about online dating.
The year is 2015, so our collective attachment to our phones is nothing we should be ashamed of at all.
I've met some great people, as well as some serious jerks.
I've talked and written about online dating so much that I was once called an "authority on online dating" (seriously).
The unfortunate (and unnecessary) stigma surrounding STIs mixed with the fast and often casual nature of online dating is not a good combination.
Though there's nothing wrong with sleeping with someone quickly or having casual sex, STIs can be an awkward, difficult thing to discuss with someone you know well, let alone with someone you just met.