Said in other words, online dating is a self-exploratory activity in which singles have to deepen their understanding of their own personality and to explore and re-formulate who they are.
Online dating has become a modern platform “for people not only to re-create themselves but to get validated by others”, as Anabel Homnack mentioned in her study of the effects of Online dating technology.
An industry in which age, location, interests and expectations can be determining factors for success.
Indeed, following a study by e Harmony, age can have a great impact in finding a match.
After all – some could argue – what’s time worth if you can’t share it? Time, or rather our contemporary lack of time, is creating a “generation who feeds off of our need for instant gratification, becoming more impatient than ever” according to a study on the Online Dating technology effects on interpersonal relationships. The dating sites and dating apps have consistently developed with the years new ways of communicating that have had an important effect on personal interactions and the way relationships form.
But you might wonder, how has technology managed to conquer our finest sense of humanity: the capacity of being in love?
leading the way, the United States with an Online Dating market volume of US$ 666 million in 2017, followed by China and the United Kingdom.A society that has managed to overthrow spatial limitations via the online world, but most importantly a connected society in which time has become more valuable.Perhaps even the most valuable currency…after love? It’s exactly in this way that Online Dating has become a revolutionary industry.): from the extremists who claim that dating is dead to the die-hard romantics who wait for Cupid’s arrow to strike. What are the effects of online dating on our society?Whether the societal crisis of love and dating is real or not, what’s noticeable is that the online dating market saw an opportunity and went for it. Is Online dating changing our romantic habits and has it empowered women?The peak for women (in terms on online pursuers) seems to be around 26 years old whereas for men it seems to be at 48 years old.Interesting data that seems to confirm how our society categorizes singles according to their age and desirability.Melani Robinson, an Online Dating expert and Award-winning blogger named one of the “Ten Best Online Dating Experts“, has kindly replied to some of our questions that hopefully will help us better understand the insights of Online Dating.We invite you to explore with us a behind-the-scenes of online dating…we will delve into the backstage areas of this multi-million market to see if Online Dating is shaping the future of Love…The numbers back it up, with 91 million people worldwide using dating apps and 289.1 million of online dating users in the world according to Statista, it seems that nowadays – similar to ordering a kettle on Amazon with guaranteed next-day delivery – you can find your dating match in a window of 12 hours.