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Is it embarrassing to admit you met your partner on a dating app?

Everyone's meeting online these days, but some people are actually ashamed to say they met their partner on dating apps or social media. One writer reports hearing couples insist "We need to come up with a cute story because I’m not telling our grandchildren we met on Tinder." But in today's always-connected world, it really shouldn't be shameful to find someone online. Is it really that much more romantic to find love in a bar or at work? What do you think📱💞📱

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Writer Hattie Gladwell says the romantic ideals of past generations and Hollywood films make people reluctant to admit they met their partner online—but that we need to get over it.

There’s nothing embarrassing about meeting someone online....Saying you met on a boat while the stars were out and you had a glass of red wine to hand is incredibly romantic. But for so many, Tinder is the reality. And that’s nothing to be ashamed of.
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Still, many feel like starting a relationship on an app is somehow less legit or more transactional than catching someone's eye across a crowded room. They worry others will judge them as desperate or antisocial for dating online.

Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg's great book Modern Romance touches on this: "Their fear is that using an online site means that they were somehow not attractive or desirable enough to meet people through traditional means."
FINAL RESULTS
Culture
Is it embarrassing to admit you met your partner on a dating app?
A festive crown for the winner
#LoveOnlineIsLegit
#LoveOnlineIsCringey