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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.
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.
And although causal dating, dating multiple partners and one-night hook-ups aren’t out of the equation in 2018, Spira says people who have been using apps in the last few years are going to move away from these types of relationships.
She adds people online will be upfront about being in serious relationships, as well as their dating fatigue.
READ MORE: Turns out men and women want almost the exact same thing in bed Wynn says this also means more people may just continue being single for another year.
“I truly don’t believe that you can be a good match for someone else until you’re a good match for yourself.
there is more transparency.” And it’s not just dating apps that are being used to find love, people are also venturing out on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, experts note.
Direct messaging someone is just the same as messaging someone on a dating app, and Spira says more people are using this route.
Ray agrees and says social media platforms often give a better insight into how a person actually is.
In the real world, a person is a package and you might not notice their eye colour, but online you cross off people for the most base physical reasons.
You become judgmental.’Professor Harry Reis, who led the research into the efficacy of internet dating, said that skimming over the profiles and pictures of hundreds of potential mates encouraged a ‘shopping’ mentality.