Is it creating a new reality in which people actively avoid real-life interactions?
Of course, others have worried about these sorts of questions before.
The age of first marriage is now in the late twenties, and more people in their 30s and even 40s are deciding not to settle down.
The rise of phone apps and online dating websites gives people access to more potential partners than they could meet at work or in the neighborhood.
There are online sites that cater to hookups, sure, but there are also online sites that cater to people looking for long-term relationships.