Research on dating in the usa
It’s great to just talk to people and meet up with people.”“I have a boyfriend right now whom I met on Tinder,” says Frannie Steinlage, a 34-year-old straight woman who is a health-care consultant in Denver.
But “it really is sifting through a lot of crap to be able to find somebody.”Sales’s article focused heavily on the negative effects of easy, on-demand sex that hookup culture prizes and dating apps readily provide.
And unsurprisingly more women than men have concerns about personal safety and online dating, with a majority (53 per cent) of women who have used online dating agree it is more dangerous than other ways of meeting people vs 38 per cent of male online daters who agree with the statement.
(Related: UK crime stats out this month show a six-fold rise in five years of people reporting being raped on a first date by someone they met on a dating app.) And while a majority (62 per cent) of online daters agreed with the statement that it allows people to find a better match because they can get to know a lot more people, and 61 per cent agreed also it’s a more efficient and easier way to meet people than alternatives, a third (31 per cent) agreed with the view that it keeps people from settling down because they always have more options for people to date, and 16 per cent agreed with the statement that ‘people who use online dating sites are desperate’.
“I have not had luck with dating or finding relationships.”“I think the way I’ve used it has made it a pretty good experience for the most part,” says Will Owen, a 24-year-old gay man who works at a marketing agency in New York City.
Rates of online dating have also risen significantly for U. The researcher also said it found that nearly one-in-ten American adults (9 per cent) have used a dating app on their cellphone, up from just 3 per cent who reported doing so back in 2013.So it’s a case of digital dating swings and roundabouts when it comes to the benefits/drawbacks of Tinder et al.Although Pew also notes that those who have personally used online dating, or know someone who has, tend to have much more positive attitudes to it compared to those with little direct exposure to either online dating or online daters.But in the past year or so, I’ve felt the gears slowly winding down, like a toy on the dregs of its batteries.