Living in an Internet connected world makes it easier to find co-founders compared to, say, the 1980s. Discovering someone who has the right collection of skills and personality traits is still difficult.
Conflict among the founders is among the top reasons that start-ups fail. Some people assume that they can meet a founder at a start-up hacking weekend. This is like marrying someone you hooked up with during a drunken weekend in Las Vegas. It rarely works out.
Looking for a co-founder is like looking for a long term romantic partner. You’re going to spend a lot of time with this person. They need to have top notch skills. This has to be a person who you can trust, who has a compatible vision.
So yeah, it’s easier to find a founder than it was before our networked world. It’s probably easier to find a romantic partner as well. But that does not mean that it’s easy. And at least when it comes to dating there are dating sites and apps (well, OK, there’s Founder Dating).