Dating & Sex, Life

Let’s Hear The Truth: Exposing The 5 Modern Myths Of Dating

In less than five years, Tinder has become one of the most popular dating platforms in the world. But despite clocking 1.6 billion swipes a day worldwide and over 20 billion total matches, the app often is unable to escape it’s reputation as a platform for easy, casual sex.

Well last year, Tinder released some interesting survey results, naming them ‘The Modern Dating Myths’. The survey compared Tinder users to traditional offline daters.

So what did we learn from these results and how are they debunking the myths of modern day dating?

#1 Online Dating Hasn’t Killed Long Term Relationships

The hook-up culture will always be prevalent in society, and it’s made more feasible thanks to apps like Tinder. However, only myths state that all we believe in is casual sex. Millennials still believe in committed, long term relationships. According to the data only 9% of men reported that maintaining a committed relationship is difficult, compared to 30% of offline daters. Besides, I know a heap of mates in full time relationships with people they met off a dating app. Ain’t nothing wrong with it, we’re just keeping up with the times.

#2 App Users Are Finding True Love

My last statement leads perfectly into this finding. According to the data, 35% of online daters say ‘I love you’ within the first three months, with offline daters ranking 30%. The difference is ever so slight, but the results prove that us millennials still believe in love and still like to fall in love (how about that!).

#3 We Practice Safe Sex

The rise in online dating and apps seems to have increased the chatter around safe sex and practicing safe sex. The myths that surround the modern day hookup culture has lead people to believe we practice unsafe sex. In fact,  70% of online daters report practicing safe sex, which is super impressive. Our generation has really taken a keen effort to open up the safe sex dialogue and ensure that we are preventing the spread of STIs and early parenthood.

#4 Women Send More Unsolicited Sexts Than You Think

The rise of smartphones and instant photo sending apps like Snapchat, has seen a huge influx of electronic sex and the sending of sexy messages and photos. Often we think that men are the biggest culprits of sending such messages without being asked, but apparently the stats say it’s 50/50 men to women.

#5 If You Wanna Date More, Sign Up For A Dating App

If you’re keen on the dating scene but aren’t standing much luck in the traditional forms of picking up, download an app. It doesn’t have to be Tinder, but rather anything that suits. Bumble, Grindr you name it. Apparently 63% of online daters reported going on at least one or two dates a week.

Image Sources: Know Your Mobile, Odyssey.

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