Tinder also helped to usher in a wave of more niche, targeted dating apps, such as HER, Ishq and invite-only app Raya.While 22% of young adults said they've accessed a mobile dating app, up from just 5% in 2013, college-aged users aren't the only ones actively browsing the Internet for dates.These days, we’re being told, first dates are less about beer and more about doing something edgy and unique.
With Valentine’s Day arriving on Saturday, online dating brands have been particularly active in recent weeks in advertising their services to singletons.
The report suggests that the stigma associated with online dating has diminished considerably in recent years, with more than a quarter of people aged 18 and over (27%) now on dating websites or apps.
Summer is here, the festivals are coming, and if you’re looking for a muddy fling that lasts no longer than three days then Tinder can help you find the perfect music-loving tent buddy.
A survey by u Switch showed that nearly one in five of us will be getting our dating app game on during a festival, which is a staggering 2.5 million millennials swiping their way through the crowds.
But what is going to make a potential hook-up banish you into the abyss of the left swipe?
According to a new study by Tinder, wearing glasses in your profile photos will reduce your chances of a right swipe. Instead of having specs appeal, wearing glasses could reduce the chances of finding ‘true love’ by 12 per cent, which is a pretty substantial percentage for something we had never really considered before.
From bearded men only to double dating, here’s 10 dating apps you need to be on in 2016. Voicecandy An app with an audio twist, Voicecandy connects people by choosing an icebreaker question and allowing you to record and listen to spontaneous replies.
They say you can tell a lot by a person’s voice – and this app proves exactly that. Howaboutwe What better way to get to know someone than over a few beers in a pub – or not.
"Historically, people in their late teens and early 20s have not used online dating at particularly high rates — and the academic literature on this subject would say that young people don’t particularly need to use online dating in the first place, since they have lots of available options for people to date within their social circles," Aaron Smith, associate director of research at Pew Research Center, told .
"The rapid growth we’ve seen in dating apps use speaks both to the changing nature of dating among younger folks today, and also the extent to which these apps are in many ways perfectly in line with the way that cohort interacts with the world." The study, which was conducted among 2,001 adults in the summer of 2015, suggests the growth is attributed to the increase in use of mobile dating apps.
‘Seeing the iris gives us clues as to whether you can be trusted,’ Dr Carbino explained, which kind of makes sense seeing as eyes are the windows to the soul and all that. And if you’re all too familiar with the perils of Tinder, we’ve charted the 12 most soul-destroying things about internet dating. Your Tinder profile is made up of your first name, age, photos of your choice and any pages you’ve ‘liked’ on Facebook.