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.
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’.
Kang attributed the app’s popularity to hook-up culture fatigue in a city where young, career-driven professionals struggle to find time to date.
She said Coffee Meets Bagel users were turning away from a culture of low commitment and easily-forgotten encounters on hook-up apps in pursuit of real love.
According to the Pew Research Center, the overwhelming majority of Americans suggest that online dating is a good way to meet people.
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.
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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.