Real world dating
Constantly being detached from actual people – swiping through Tinder on our phones, scrolling through strangers' Instagram profiles – creates a fear of the intimacy we crave, too.
Millennials don't yet have the skills to translate our desire for personal connections from the computer screen to real life – hence all that ghosting and failed Tinder dates.
"We don't want to actually let ourselves fall for anyone because what if someone else better is out there?
Has the Internet done permanent damage to the way Millennials relate to each other? But dating apps haven't made young people rabid for random sexual encounters, either.
In fact, they're looking for the opposite: A recent study from Florida Atlantic University found that more and more young adults are forgoing sex.
Perhaps our growing acceptance of random hook-ups has backfired on us. Sherman's study, however, might point to a drop in those rates in the future.
Since 2008's economic decline, Millennials have found that delaying most aspects of adulthood is in their best interest.
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Asher, who hosts and produces a storytelling group in New York, has been dating online for seven years.