Dating issue

Stan Mack is a business writer specializing in finance, business ethics and human resources.

His work has appeared in the online editions of the "Houston Chronicle" and "USA Today," among other outlets.

Online dating can be a pain in the ass — there’s no doubt about it.

But there’s also no doubt that it’s one of your best options for finding a date.

Similarly, dating behavior in general should be measured by that standard.

The rules of proper dating reflect that underlying concern.

Interestingly, more than 15% of adults say that they have used either mobile dating apps or an online dating site at least once in the past.

Online dating services are now the second most popular way to meet a partner.

Online dating presents an effective solution to a serious problem.Mack studied philosophy and economics at the University of Memphis. Not only are they undergoing unnerving biological changes, but they also are transitioning from childhood to adulthood.Dating teenagers experience even more pressure as they focus on building a relationship in the midst of all these changes.Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and conventional wisdom both suggest that love is a fundamental human need. A survey conducted in 2013 found that 77% of people considered it “very important” to have their smartphones with them at all times.Most people meet their significant others through their social circles or work/school functions. In the search for a potential date, more and more people are switching to less traditional methods. With the rise and rise of apps like Tinder (and the various copycat models) who could blame them.