Tired of playing the dating game
“The constant swiping and messaging and checking my app was becoming a chore.
A boring chore that took out all the supposed ‘fun’ in dating.
According to a 2016 study by the Pew Research Center, 1/3 of singles on a dating app have not actually gone on any dates from the app.
And among Americans who were married or in a committed relationship in the last five years, 88% of them met their partner offline.
These women were deleting their dating apps because they were tired.
And when I did go on a date, they were so underwhelming, it just felt like, What’s the point of this?
” – Jess, late-twenties* “The overall feeling is that I was investing a lot of time and energy without any results (good or bad).
A different 2013 study by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences claims that 35% of marriages start online.
Of course there is some discrepancy amongst these two studies, but the point being, online dating isn’t this match-making godsend we assume it to be.