Dating apps have exploded in popularity since the launch of Apple’s first i Phone in 2007.In the past, the study said, we largely relied on real-life social networks to meet our mates — friends of friends, colleagues, and neighbors — meaning we largely dated people like ourselves.Hall, associate professor of communications at the University of Kansas, previously told Market Watch.However, Chelsea Reynolds an assistant professor of communications at California State University, Fullerton who researches dating behavior, said some of the effects of online dating are less desirable.Online dating is the second most popular way to meet partners for heterosexual couples and, by far, the most popular form of dating for homosexual partners.
Just when the relationship seems to be getting serious, your new sweetheart has a health issue or family emergency, or wants to plan a visit.
Being able to search by specific demographics and traits makes it easier to fall into what she calls the “Mc Donaldization” of dating, narrowing down potential partners and eliminating people different from us.
“Young people today are more prone to serial dating and tend to get married later, if they marry at all,” she said.
Or they may forget certain details they previously shared.
Don’t let your summer dreams get ripped at the seams — safeguard your heart, and your wallet, by being cautious.