Online dating and research

Over 20% of women posted photos of their younger selves. Their most common lies revolved around their financial situation, specifically, about having a better job (financially) than they actually do.More than 40% of men indicated that they did this, but the tactic was also employed by nearly a third of women.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.

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If you want to think about dating as a numbers game (and apparently many people do), you could probably swipe left/right between 10 – 100 times in the span of time that it would take you to interact with one potential date in ‘real-life’.

With the popularity of sites like e Harmony, match.com, OKcupid and literally thousands of similar others, the stigma of online dating has diminished considerably in the last decade.

Browsing profiles isn’t nearly as time-consuming (or daunting) as mixing with people in a social context.

Statistics suggest that about 1 in 5 relationships begin online nowadays.

It’s estimated that by 2040, 70% of us will have met our significant other online.

The problem with a lot of online dating applications is that they don’t really work.

A total of 53% of US participants admitted to having lied in their online dating profile.

Women apparently lied more than men, with the most common dishonesties being about looks.

As a matter of fact, you should probably be wary of any person, group or entity asking for any kind of financial or personal information.

It might even be advisable to follow these general guidelines: Set up an anonymous email account from a widely used email service ([email protected] already taken) NEVER give out your home phone, address or your personal email address, unless you absolutely trust the recipient.

Interestingly, more than 15% of adults say that they have used either mobile dating apps or an online dating site at least once in the past.

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