These days, when there is an app for everything, it’s not surprising that dating app usage is on the rise as single people make searching for ‘the one’ more convenient.So convenient they can even do it from their desks at work.
Many of the services in this report didn’t exist before 2012.
"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." —Sigmund Freud Have you ever started dating someone and begun overanalyzing how things are going? In the beginning stages of a new relationship, it can be so hard to not go over everything repeatedly in a vain attempt to either gain control or divine the future.
Your decisions about your reality heavily shape what you will do next.
Today, Peng Xia at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a few pals publish the results of their analysis of the behavior of 200,000 people on an online dating site. They say most people behave more or less exactly as social and evolutionary psychology predicts: males tend to look for younger females while females put more emphasis on the socioeconomic status of potential partners. They say that when it comes to choosing partners, both men and women’s actual behavior differs significantly from their stated tastes and preferences which they outline when they first sign up.
In other words, people are not as fussy about partners as they make out.