Women apparently lied more than men, with the most common dishonesties being about looks.Over 20% of women posted photos of their younger selves. Their most common lies were about their financial situation, specifically about having a better job (financially) than they actually do.I was doing all the “right” things too: I had a filled out profile, several pictures, and tried to represent myself in as interesting a way as I could without exaggerating.
When my date spoke about her experience on the dating site, she suggested that while she got a crap ton of messages into her inbox daily, it was hard responding to a guy because most guys sent her very plain messages like “Hey, how are you?
” Furthermore, the guy’s profile had a single picture of them, a couple of sentences about their job and where they live, and what they were looking for.
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?
Before you throw caution to the wind and empty your wallet into the pockets of an online app with the reckless abandon of a love-struck teenager, there are a few things you should know. A study of over 1,000 online daters in the US and UK conducted by global research agency Opinion Matters founds some very interesting statistics.
A total of 53% of US participants admitted to having lied in their online dating profile.I’ve always had a hunch that online dating was no different from “real” dating when it comes to guys having to initiate but it still shocked me because my experience on the site was very different.I had to send messages to girls 99% of the time and only remembered getting 3 messages from women first during my entire stay on the dating site. It promotes itself as an easier alternative to “real” dating but is actually considerably more work for the average guy.Let me explain by starting with the female perspectives I’ve heard.If you want to think about dating as a numbers game (and apparently many people do), you could probably swipe left/right between 10 to 100 times in the span of time that it would take you to interact with one potential date in ‘real life’.