At one time, the word “desperate” was almost always used in close proximity to the words “online dating.” Those days are long gone, as study after study is stating that online dating is now among the most popular ways for couples to meet.
In one study, researchers note that in just a month, nearly 25 million users around the world were participating in online dating.
Once a person is no longer in high school or college, researchers have found that dating becomes much more challenging.
Online dating has opened up new possibilities for singles, research has found. Researchers believe that the availability of hundreds of profiles has given daters a “shopping mentality,” which leads participants to make snap judgments and be far pickier than they would be without so many profiles available.
The shift toward online dating has led today’s singles to encounter situations not previously experienced by single people.
Between social media, online dating, and the many communications tools, the way people date is changing rapidly.
Online dating advice sites have exploded in popularity in recent years, as singles attempt to learn how to navigate the world of meeting Mr.
(or Miss) Right when flirting is done via a mouse button click.
As the Seattle Times recently reported, negative experiences are very common with online daters.
While the study revealed that attitudes about online dating have shifted, more than half of those who admitted to using online dating sites said that they believed someone had misrepresented themselves online.