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Online Dating Can Be De-Humanizing

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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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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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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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 married in the last year met on a dating website. 

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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 image, like your social media profiles.
  • Keep the personal details in your profile to a minimum so you can prevent bad people from abusing you.
  • Tighten the security on your social media accounts to increase protection.

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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 you uncomfortable or scared, enlist the help of a friend in leaving the situation.
  • Don’t worry about being rude to escape a suspicious situation, your safety comes first.

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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 online daters have gone out with someone they were matched with.
  • One-third of people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date. 

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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 to meet new people. Try multiple apps and don’t get the paid membership before you know if you like the app or if it will be useful. 

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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 that allows strangers to pinpoint where you are or find your neighborhood.

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Don’t Say What You Don’t Mean

When we meet someone we fancy online, it’s tempting to become an effusive people-pleaser in the hope that your affections will be reciprocated.

Going overboard with the compliments early on will either sound inauthentic or engender false hope that can cause problems down the line. If you mean it, say it.

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Take Your Time Making Choices

Online dating greatly increases your pool of potential suitors. But the excess of choice might make you overlook good candidates.

Personal growth helps in making long-term relationships work. Don’t be quick to give up on those who are superficially flawed or aren’t an exact match to you.

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Male Perception Of Dating Apps

Many men assume that women dating
online are interested in sleeping with strangers.

Online dating allows us to meet others we wouldn’t otherwise, but women should be aware that they probably will receive rude/disgusting, sexual and creepy messages from guys.

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