If you want to think about dating as a numbers game (and apparently many people do), you could probably swipe left/right between 10 – 100 times in the span of time that it would take you to interact with one potential date in ‘real-life’.With the popularity of sites like e Harmony, match.com, OKcupid and literally thousands of similar others, the stigma of online dating has diminished considerably in the last decade.That’s no longer the case with flirting sites connecting people from across the country and around the world. The Age Gap Has Seriously Closed Browsing flirting sites for love online always has been – and likely always will be – a young person’s game, but the age gap is closing at an incredible pace.For singles over the age of 55, Pew Research Center’s survey shows that 12% are using online dating in comparison to the 6% in 2013.Browsing profiles isn’t nearly as time-consuming (or daunting) as mixing with people in a social context.Statistics suggest that about 1 in 5 relationships begin online nowadays.
Studies show that 40 million people in America use dating apps, and 42% Americans at least know someone who dates online.
One advantage, however, is that some dating sites in 2017 have identified this and ask for a couple of photos, so it’s hard to hide behind that one perfect hair day. Matchmaker, Matchmaker; Profile-Building is a Group Activity.
With the internet playing matchmaker, you might think there’s no reason to ask for help from your friends.
64% of teens meet a valuable friend online, and as they’re becoming to next crop of millennials, online dating is slated to grow as a more accepted and relied-upon method of finding love. White Lies Still Abound So some things will never change, especially when making yourself look prettier or sound more charming is as easy as tweaking a picture or fudging a number.
53% of people who date online have admitted to lying a little bit on their profile, according to the Huffington Post, especially when it comes to their age or using an older, nicer photo of themselves.