By showing an interest in these three digits, people are probably being smart rather than shallow, says Jeffrey Hall, associate professor of communications at the University of Kansas.“Finances, education, and job prospects all factor into the value of a potential mate,” he says.The survey asked 2,000 users and was undertaken in January 2018 by MRS accredited agency, Atomik Research.
When it comes to finding a relationship (rather than, say, casual sex), readers tend to use Bumble more than Tinder, though there is a gendered split—while 71% of women who use Bumble say they are using it to find relationships, only 48% of men say the same.On Tinder, the difference isn't so stark: While a slightly lower 42% of respondents overall said they use Tinder for relationships, only 54% of women agree, according to the study.There's no denying the incredible impact technology has had on every aspect of our lives, from ordering a pizza in seconds (thanks, Dominos) to Googling that actor whose name is on the tip of your tongue but you just. From JSwipe to e Harmony to Grindr, dating apps can suit those looking for a quick fling or a life partner alike. Perhaps one of the most significant ways smartphones have changed our lives is in the realm of dating and romance."The mobile revolution has helped them change into the new normal—especially for older people, the LGBT community, and those with specific 'interests'—for meeting not just potential mates, but activity partners, friends, and potential collaborators." So really, anything goes.
happn has undertaken a new survey to reveal the UK’s dating habits, finding vast differences between genders and regions.Both men and women believe that the top priority is to make an effort with appearance on a date, while the second priority for men is for their date to be confident – for women it was to take an interest in their date’s personal life.Hayley Quinn, Dating Expert says: “The results of happn’s dating study didn’t surprise me when it showed we are a nation of timid flirts – dating apps are so popular because they give you the opportunity to meet and build a connection before having to meet in real life."There is an undeniable gamification element to Tinder," said e Harmony CEO Grant Langston."I have a friend, mid-40's, single, beautiful, who uses Tinder and never expects to have a single date.Coffee Meets Bagel offers just one match per day; Hinge leverages Facebook to deter catfishing; Tastebuds extends the compatibility ratings pioneered by OKCupid to include music."Despite technological advances, it's clear that some use dating apps not for sex or relationships, but just for the hell of it.