It’s often because they assume people their age are not a proper match, they don’t feel an attraction for people nearer to their actual age, or they feel their interests are better with someone of a different age.
When they don’t, you get people online who want to change their age.
A recent New York Times article titled “Love, Lies and What They Learned,” indicates that collectively, the major dating sites had more than 593 million visits in the United States last month.
Research involving more than one million online dating profiles was partly financed by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and conventional wisdom both suggest that love is a fundamental human need. A survey conducted in 2013 found that 77% of people considered it “very important” to have their smartphones with them at all times.
Most people meet their significant others through their social circles or work/school functions. In the search for a potential date, more and more people are switching to less traditional methods. With the rise and rise of apps like Tinder (and the various copycat models) who could blame them.
In fact, a study conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cornell University found that 80% of online daters lie about their height, weight or age.
On average, the women described themselves as 8.5 pounds thinner in their profiles than they really were.
Liars use fewer negative emotion words like “sad” and “upset,” and they write shorter online personal essays. “People were much more likely to say ‘I’m fat’ than ‘I’m a conservative.’ ” Personally, none of this is surprising if you’ve dated online.
You may find it exasperating, but I just think it’s human nature. We know that online dating presents a lot of choices.
The popularity of online dating is being driven by several things but a major factor is time.
Online dating presents an effective solution to a serious problem.