It’s a $2 billion industry with almost 4,000 businesses. Millions of people sign on every day and use these programs. How effective is it? Today, one in every three marriages started when the couple met online.
I hate to say it, but libertarians, it’s time to get on board. Why?
1. The free market can even produce optimal results even when looking for love.
Why not expose yourself to more options so that you can find “the one?”
2. It’s mostly young people, just like the movement.
Dating apps are most popular with people in their 20s and 30s. In fact, 1 in 10 25-34 year olds have used a dating app (11%). Libertarianism is a very young movement—25% are under 30 and 62% are under 50. And online daters are twice as likely to have a college education—just like libertarians.
3. There aren’t that many of us.
Seriously, we aren’t a big demographic. Cato concedes, “One Rasmussen poll found that only 2 percent of respondents characterized themselves as libertarians, even though 16 percent held libertarian views on a series of questions.” So if you’re looking for a libertarian lover, your chances are better online.
4. We have our biggest conference on Valentine’s Day every year. In other words, we’re single to begin with.
And ready to mingle.
5. Liberty babies.
In sum, online dating was basically made for libertarians. Hop online, make some new friends, and see where the sexting takes you.