Dating psychology today

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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.

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.

More and more of us insist on outsourcing our love-lives to spreadsheets and algorithms.

According to the Pew Research Center, the overwhelming majority of Americans suggest that online dating is a good way to meet people.

Let’s be honest, the internet is really just a super elaborate and sophisticated farce designed to distract you from having your pockets picked by greasy conmen in cheap suits, right?

Online dating services are now the second most popular way to meet a partner.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.

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