“As people become more and more acclimated to our digital world, they are finding new ways of having real-life experiences with others,” says Daniel Levine. “And as people look for new connections, a variety of methods have arisen to help individuals find the bonds they seek.”
Connections for single people are trending beyond simple dating sites. Hosts are creating more specific channels, such as sites for the Gluten-Free. Dating sites are also going offline, combining with coupon sites at restaurants, or combining online matchmaking with offline meet ups. And some efforts to create connections are going offline completely. In Prague, officials are considering a policy that would make specific cars on their subway trains to be for singles only. This would allow riders to mingle and perhaps meet their soul mates.
For the committed or unromantic, there are plenty of other opportunities to make connections. A major airline is offering a networking service in its business class, allowing for fliers to sit with major players in their field. Sites are pairing hungry travelers with at-home chefs to provide memorable meals. And for the shy, there are apps available to identify complete strangers, thanks to the magic of Facebook.
“As we become more and more digitized, we are finding ourselves increasingly isolated,” says Daniel Levine. “Meeting people just isn’t the same that it used to be, and now, many are trying to compensate for this difficulty by creating alternative means of generating an opportunity for introduction.”
About Daniel Levine
Daniel is a leading trends expert and keynote speaker. He is the Director of The Avant-Guide Institute, a consortium of more than 10,000 trends-spotters worldwide. Using their experiences and observations, Daniel builds a complete picture of trends in a variety of industries. As a public speaker, he shares this information with audiences around the world to help maximize their business potential. Learn more at http://DanielLevine.com
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