Dating fun made online
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 of apps like Tinder (and the various copycat models), who could blame them?
e Harmony started in 2000, Ok Cupid in 2004, and more recently, a wave of mobile people-swiping apps, like Tinder and Hinge, have become wildly popular.
In both the US and UK samples, dishonesty declined with age.
Maybe older people are just more interested in projecting their real self, rather than an imagined or ideal version.
According to the Pew Research Center, the overwhelming majority of Americans suggest that online dating is a good way to meet people.
Online dating services are now the second most popular way to meet a partner.