I think that meeting people online has become more popular recently because many people are just too busy to go out and meet people. Our lives have become more stressful and busy and often its the ‘fun stuff’ that we forget about doing. So as people are spending less time in social situations the opportunity to meet people is becoming more difficult. Also, the appeal of meeting someone online is that you can be ‘matched’ with potential partners so you only get chatting to people which are compatible with you. I think that as a nation we should get out more and enjoy meeting people and having conversations face to face. I’d say that’s the best way of becoming more socially interactive! Also, I think that phoning people instead of texting or facebooking them is a much better way of communicating.