Tired of dating
They crave first dates more than those in other generations, even though 51 percent of them believe that going on a lot of dates doesn’t actually make it easier to find someone.
Social media-induced FOMO (fear of missing out) is messing with people too.
Compare that with the 40 percent who met theirs on a dating app.
Though, interesting, 24 percent met theirs through a friend. Maybe the most messed up thing of all is that the survey found that no matter what, the key to not hate your dating apps is to go out on at least one date. While we may be increasingly addicted to online dating and ever more exhausted by the experience, that doesn't mean we'll necessarily stay fixated on swiping through a single app.
I don’t believe hookup culture has infected our brains and turned us into soulless sex-hungry swipe monsters. It doesn’t do to pretend that dating in the app era hasn’t changed. Tinder arrived in 2012, and nipping at its heels came other imitators and twists on the format, like Hinge (connects you with friends of friends), Bumble (women have to message first), and others.
But they are also 30 percent more likely to want to find a relationship this year. Are you nodding your head in defeated agreement yet?
Dating apps may have forever changed the way we date, but they sure don’t seem to have made it any easier — especially for millennials.
Those who did were 30 percent less likely to be burned out on the process. Like an addict who's run out of their drug of choice, we'll just go looking to get our fix somewhere else.
So really the key here is for someone in the dating business to figure out how to make this process a lot less depressing or vastly more effective.