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Behind the Story: Digital dating in the Lowcountry

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By Stacy Jacobson
sjacobson@abcnews4.com

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- My assignment for this story was very simple: do something on people using apps and the Internet to date.

The idea intrigued me on several levels. For one, I've seen many try online dating to a spectrum of results. But I've yet to meet that couple you see on the commercials – the one that smiles and says how Match or eHarmony worked.

I do believe these couples exist. But, I don't know any of them. 

The story also intrigued me with regard to "app dating." I have friends who've tried it – even those who rely on it – to meet people. The main app they use is Tinder. But, it seems to be slow to spread in Charleston. That may be because the app a location-based tool and Charleston singles tend to be spread out among the entire tri-county area. No matter the reason, I wanted to find out more.

That brings me to the last reason it intrigued me: I have known too many friends who struggle in the dating field.

Is it Charleston? Is it an age? Is it that "more-girls-than-guys ratio" everyone always references? I decided to expand the topic to "what's it like dating in the Lowcountry?" and see where it took me.

My story acts as a comprehensive answer – across gender, age and location in the Lowcountry. You'll meet a couple people who are trying their hand at digital dating.

The story airs at 6 p.m. on ABC News 4.


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