Current stories invoking this trope are less "Beware the anonymous" and more "If it looks and sounds too good to be true, it probably is." For those who still want a dose of uninformed dating calamity to infuse into their tales, the Blind Date trope is as strong as ever.
See also Mailer Daemon if the love interest turns out to be the matchmaking computer itself.
The assumption delivered by these tropes—that normal people can find dates just fine; only weirdos, creeps, lunatics, and other folks with insurmountable character derangements would need to resort to "artificial" ways of meeting people—also fed neatly with the perception that everyone on the Internet is a weirdo creep lunatic to begin with, allowing an even wider range of absurdity.
Today, the stigma surrounding online dating isn't quite as strong as before, especially among gays and lesbians whose options can be limited depending on the area.
In our quest to round up Asia's most eligible bachelors, we’ve included all types: royals, culture vultures, financiers, tastemakers, property magnates and even a few playboys. The Nottingham University law graduate followed his father into the furniture business and is now the executive director of Proof Living, which brings luxury furniture brands to Singapore.