I think I would like to change the title of your article to “why online dating has no place in a world of human beings.” It sounds to me like you and I share a distaste for superfisical relationships, and introductions based on pretty pictures taken with a phone camera. You aren’t alone, there are many people who find it lamentable that dating has been dominated by an industry that promotes digital efficiency in all aspects of existence, including spirituality and love. Reject it, don’t participate, demand better for yourself. Modern dating needs a return to decency, morality and community, and we need a society where we celebrate openness and vulnerability, not punish it with fear and predatory behavior. Well written article, very deep and touching.