Decline in online dating
Dozens of these once-popular meeting spots for members of the gay community have closed across the U. In Toronto, there are still several thriving bathhouse locations, but even they have felt the impact of dating apps.
It’s now a .2-billion industry, she says, and it’s expected to grow thanks to the rise of smartphones and social media, which help people stay constantly connected to their digital dating realm.“The average user is on two, if not three, dating sites,” Spira says.Paying cover at nightclubs and buying drinks and new clothes to fit her busy social schedule put a dent in her wallet. Some fun nights out with friends, but still no man in her life.“It wasn’t the environment that was working for me.