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Online Dating 101

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Data On Online Dating

  • 40% of Americans use online dating as a way to meet new people.
  • 23% of Americans still think using online dating sites is desperate.

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Data On Online Daters

  • 53% of Americans lie in their profiles. Women tend to post younger photos of themselves and claim to be thinner, while men tend to lie about their careers.
  • Even on apps known as being for "hook up", most females are looking for a genuine match and not a fling.
  • Two-thirds of o...

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Data On Relationships Started Online

  • Relationships that begin online are nearly 30% more likely to break down than ones where couples met face-to-face first.
  • 20% of committed relationships began online.
  • Marriages from online couples are three times as likely to end in divorce.
  • 17% of couples that were m...

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Online Dating Can Be De-Humanizing

Many persons swipe through photos looking for the perfect mate often dismissing someone more quickly than they would have had they first met the person face-to-face. Online dating can make you picky and judgmental.

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Choosing The Best App For You

  • If an app doesn’t show the safety guidelines on the sign-up page or if they are particularly hard to find, you may want to find a different app.
  • If there are no reporting or blocking features, then move on to the next app.
  • Most apps have a free version that still allows you t...

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Data Security Tips On Dating Apps

  • Check if you can control the visibility of your profile. More control means better matches and better protection for your information.
  • Avoid sites and apps that allow messaging prior to matching. This way, you can decrease unwanted messages.
  • It’s a bad idea to have an app tha...

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  • In most dating apps you can share data from your social media profiles, but beware of what you share. Your pictures and geographic information may allow others to harass you.
  • Use a photo you have not used elsewhere otherwise, someone can find things about you associated with the imag...

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Dating Tips For Dating Apps

  • For the first few dates, keep your messaging inside the app. Inconvenient, but if it doesn’t work out they won’t have your contact data.
  • Instead of giving out your cell number, consider getting a Google phone number and forwarding it to your phone. 

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Precautions For Your Dates

  • Arrange to meet in a public place and provide your own transportation.
  • Let a friend know where you will be and when you will be home.
  • During the date, stay aware and alert. Don’t leave your drink unattended and keep the first few dates short.
  • If your date is making y...

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