Or does technology affect what qualities are perceived as important in a partner?
Is online dating less like a ‘natural’ and ‘authentic’ interaction?
It often seems as if we are not valuing one another as human beings, with desires and hopes and emotional needs, but as statistics to tally up our match total.
Of course, as earlier statistics have suggested that many people use dating apps for a laugh or to have some fun, but for many people, especially those with full-time work it can seem like the only way that they can secure the partner and relationship that they desire.
The majority of us are used to hearing stories from our friends about their romantic escapades and humorous first dates, and anticipate regular updates about the happenings on their Tinder profiles.A poll of 200,000 i Phone users by non-profit organisation Time Well Spent discovered that the dating app Grindr, made people feel the most unhappy, with a staggering 77% of users stating that usage made them feel more miserable than all the other dating apps on the market.Tinder finished in 9th place on the unhappiness ranking.There are now believed to be over 3 billion internet users worldwide, according to a World Internet User Statistics report, with more than 80% of these users accessing the internet via a smartphone.The popular dating app, Bumble, has close to 40 million users worldwide and claims that it has led to 15,000 marriages.