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.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.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.The popularity of online dating is being driven by several things but a major factor is time.
Online dating does represent the convenience of being able to meet others that you possibly never would have otherwise, but women should be aware that they probably will receive rude/disgusting messages from horny guys, sexual propositions/requests, dick-pics, and a lot of creepy vibes.A total of 53% of US participants admitted to having lied in their online dating profile.Women apparently lied more than men, with the most common dishonesties being about looks.The US Association of Psychological Science found that reviewing multiple candidates causes people to be more judgmental, and inclined to dismiss a not-quite-perfect candidate than they otherwise would be in a face-to-face meeting. Many of the pictures of the women I have met had much younger pictures on their profile.
I'd guess 5-10 years younger than they actually are. I also agree on most of the points about safety and security for women, but men can be scammed and robbed by women purporting to be interested in them. One other point - why does Psy Today allow comments like those posted?
Browsing profiles isn’t nearly as time-consuming (or daunting) as mixing with people in a social context.