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People Are Using Dating APPs For More Than Love

March 27, 2017

I already know what you're thinking. You probably assume that this story is all about how people are using online dating sites and APPs to get laid. And while that applies to some, that's not the angle here. 

If you've ever tried your hand at online dating using a website like Match.com or an APP like Bumble, you know that you get notified when someone matches with you or writes you a message. Well just like how people feed off of getting likes of the selfies they post on social media, people are also getting a boost from all the potential matches they make on these dating APPS.

Dating has become hard with all of this new technology. Now singles have a variety of possible matches at their fingertips at any time of the day. Because of this easy accessibility, many people believe that's what is ruining traditional dating. These people meet someone they click with, but keep looking for the greener pasture. If you've used an APP you may find that you are matching with a lot of people, but nothing ever comes from it. You even make the first move and break the ice with a message and still get nothing back.

Why do people suck so much on these dating APPs? It could be because they aren't there looking for love, companionship, or even just no strings attached sex. Instead people are using these new dating APPs to stroke their egos. 

LendEDU conducted a study that found 44% of people polled that were on Tinder were only using it to get right swipes. Say what?!? What's even more shocking? Only 4% of those questioned were actually looking for a relationship. I actually read an article last week that paints a pretty bleak picture for online dating. It turns out that most people are still meeting their partners in a more traditional setting like through friends or at work. 

If you are looking for love in the world of Tinder and aren't having much luck, I think we now know why! I wrote an article a few weeks ago about the Bumble APP and how it's different than every other dating site or APP because it gives the woman the power to make the first move. It definitely helps eliminate any potential creepers. Plus, I met a super awesome guy and things are going well. So Bumble gets two thumbs up from me.