But anyone who has swiped for six months without meeting one exciting person on Tinder will tell you that it is not, in fact, a numbers game. Dating apps are ineffective by design: The app doesn’t want you to find love, because if you find love you stop using the app.Given how many people are using Tinder, and how often, we should all have found Tinder life partners by now.
Dating apps are ruining your life—your dating life, at least.
Even my hottest friends, who by all logic should be cleaning up on these apps, find online dating excruciating.
If you’re looking to date anyone seriously enough to know if they have siblings, then listen up: Make all the little apps shake in fear and then delete them. Either would get you closer to dating someone you actually like than Tinder will. It’s like dental surgery: Some people hate it, some people tolerate it, and you’re fucking nuts if you enjoy it.
But because we think there’s a chance we might get laid or loved, we’re willing to pay any price—even our precious free time.
Currently, 19% of all internet users are using some type of online dating.
So, many people are familiar with the various apps and sites, which include Tinder, Bumble, OK Cupid, Plenty of Fish, Cove, and others.
Research shows that people who met online are more likely to break up in the first year and they are more likely to get divorced if they get married.
So, I’m not making it up when I say online dating doesn’t work for a lot of people.
You can choose whom you date and your actions resulting from attraction, but you can’t choose attraction.
Because of this, a lot of our attraction preferences are outside our conscious awareness.
But, a lot of people also are disillusioned with online dating (in other words, online dating sucks), and that is the common feedback I get from clients and friends.