Opinion on internet dating
With online dating, I think it is equally as important to be careful about what information you are putting on your online profiles.Although I tend to see the good in everyone, I constantly have to remind myself of what I am putting online on social media and the same goes for online dating sites.Interestingly, more than 15% of adults say that they have used either mobile dating apps or an online dating site at least once in the past.Online dating services are now the second most popular way to meet a partner.The popularity of online dating is being driven by several things but a major factor is time.Online dating presents an effective solution to a serious problem.Many are just ‘fad’ applications that squeeze money from punters with no intention of matching you with a suitable partner. Most people probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that it’s more common for people to lie in their online profile than be completely honest.Before you throw caution to the wind and empty your wallet into the pockets of an online app with the reckless abandon of a love-struck teenager, there are a few things you should know. A study of over 1,000 online daters in the US and UK conducted by global research agency Opinion Matters founds some very interesting statistics.
Statistics suggest that about 1 in 5 relationships begin online nowadays.It’s estimated that by 2040, 70% of us will have met our significant other online.The problem with a lot of online dating applications is that they don’t really work.Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and conventional wisdom both suggest that love is a fundamental human need. A survey conducted in 2013 found that 77% of people considered it “very important” to have their smartphones with them at all times.Most people meet their significant others through their social circles or work/school functions. In the search for a potential date, more and more people are switching to less traditional methods. With the rise and rise of apps like Tinder (and the various copycat models) who could blame them.
When Mark Zuckerberg created the site, who knows if it was his plan for people to meet and fall in love? While there are benefits to online dating, there are also drawbacks that should be taken into account. Online dating can make it easier to meet people that you naturally wouldn’t meet in a social setting.