"There are a lot of theories out there about how online dating is bad for us," Michael Rosenfeld, a sociologist at Stanford who has been conducting a long-running study of online dating, told me the other day.
(For gay couples, it's more like two out of every three).
Well, the most popular messages are the ones that make you laugh, but even a simple 'hey' performed surprisingly well.
I always say, if you're lost, to write something that shows you read their profile — and 24 percent of users agreed.
Your life can be a lot more flexible with these portable apps. So while nearly a quarter of people said they'd never had more than one or two date flings off of apps (and another quarter said 'other'), if you look at the more long-term options you might be pleasantly surprised.
They can be big-time savers and success builders in dating.”Still not convinced? Here's what Simple Texting found: Contrary to popular belief, a whopping 38 percent of men and 44 percent of women are long for long-term relationships on apps. Seven percent had reached between six months and a year with someone they met on an app, 15 percent said had reached longer than a year, and 14 percent said they were engaged or married— so it really does happen, if that's what you're looking for. Well, it happens all over— but the South was definitely the big hitter for engagements, with 16.3 percent of respondents saying that they were engaged or married from an app.
Sure, dating apps aren't perfect, but they do give you the opportunity to be exposed to a bigger pool of people."Dating apps have the portability factor, so you can use them while you’re on the bus or waiting for an appointment,” New York–based relationship expert and author April Masini tells Bustle.