Not into online dating
But as it turns out, they’re heaving shovelfuls of statistical manure at you.
A few years ago, OKCupid calculated that 96.25% of e Harmony’s profiles are inactive, using numbers provided by e Harmony themselves.
This, in turn, has lowered people's ability to compromise and tolerance of anything less than perfect is now non-existent.” Barbara Bloomfield, a counsellor at Relate relationship services,says she thinks people in today’s world are yearning for a deeper connection but “the speed of superficiality of modern dating can work against that”.
What I uncovered were some harsh realities about online dating that no one ever talks about.
More than a quarter of new relationships in the UK now originate from talking on a dating website or app and for young adults, being single is practically synonymous with having a Tinder profile ( I personally know several very happy couples who met on Tinder and would not have met if it were not for the app.) However, like everything, it is a choice. At the beginning of the year, River decided to take a hiatus as dating was becoming a bit of a drag.
“I was going on 2-3 dates a week and the hangover was killing me,” she jokes.
“You are always thinking that there is someone better on the next swipe,” she says.
“Or after your one ‘okay’ date you might get straight back to Tinder without giving someone date number two.” Elle, a 33-year-old creative from east London, says apps have replaced the days of risk-taking because of unrealistic expectations of perfection.