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Do Dating Apps Really Want You to Find Love?

Insead reports “”So why don’t we hear more about the successful matchmaking being done on these platforms? Perhaps because there is often more money to be made in serial flings than lasting relationships. Customers engaging in the former will keep paying monthly subscription fees, while those who enter into the latter are more likely to delete their account. So dating apps may not be strongly motivated to resist being pigeonholed as hookup facilitators.”

Read more at https://knowledge.insead.edu/strategy/do-dating-apps-really-want-you-to-find-love-9646#DzRyo1cFrJ1sVW6l.99

We Asked A Matchmaker Your Biggest Relationship Questions & They Held Nothing Back

Claire Lampen writes for Bustle “Sometimes relationships feel like we’re all just pawning off our accumulated baggage on one another: Someone screws you over, hurts your feelings, and you take that slight an pass it off to someone else. Sometimes, it feels like we’re all just messing each other up, and it would be so nice to have some kind of all-knowing, objective third party to guide us. Some who would mediate our spats, answer our relationship questions, and gently let us know when we’re being little monsters, seeding unnecessary chaos into our personal lives. A kind of on-call relationship coach, but without the cost or time commitment.”

Click to read more: https://www.bustle.com/p/we-asked-a-matchmaker-your-biggest-relationship-questions-they-held-nothing-back-9638048

Facebook’s dating app revs up romance scams

Kathy Kristof reports for CBS News ” Finding a soulmate is already pretty tough, but here’s another reason to keep your guard up. Facebook (FB) is launching a dating application later this year, and users are already perceiving a rise in “catfishers” — crooks pretending to be lovelorn in an attempt to pull off a romance scam. Michelle Amburgey, a 56-year-old who runs a holistic healing business, said she received six sketchy Facebook “friend requests” over just one recent weekend. Amburgey said she has always perceived some suspected catfishing attempts on the social media network, but never with this kind of volumn. Other users say much the same, and experts maintain that’s not surprising. “Crooks use Facebook to target vulnerable and lonely people. It seems to a fair bet that those same criminals will see a new Facebook dating service as a huge opportunity,” said Danny Boice, president of Trustify, a private investigation firm. ”

Click to read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/facebooks-dating-app-revs-up-romance-scams/

Your ultimate online dating glossary, 2018

Kristina Das reports for The Health Site “Over the last two decades, looking for the right match has undergone a paradigm shift. It has, in fact, morphed into an online practice now. All-time access to the Internet connection is a must for today’s Romeos as they have to log on to an app, datingwebsite or a social media platform to connect to their Juliets. The ever-growing digital space has brought about a sea change, not only in the way couples meet but also the way they talk to and behave with each other. Surprisingly, a whole new dating dialect has emerged out of these new behaviour and communication patterns. Here, we have compiled a glossary of these newly-evolved dating terms to keep you on top of the game.”

Click to read more: http://www.thehealthsite.com/sexual-health/love-and-relationships/your-ultimate-online-dating-glossary-2018-kd0718/ 

How to make your online dating profile stand out this summer By GMA TEAM via GMA Jul 5

ABC News reporters ” If you’re hoping to find love this summer, we’ve got your back. This Sunday, July 8, is the most popular dating day of the entire year, according to the online dating site Match. We’re predicting this Sunday to be bigger and busier than even Valentine’s Day this year,” Hasem Hosseini, CEO of Match, told “Good Morning America.”

Click to read more: https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Family/make-online-dating-profile-stand-summer/story?id=56373920

Consumer Wise: Online Dating Safety Tips

Angie Moreschi reports for Spectrum News Orlando 13 ” Dating websites are more popular than ever, but it’s very important to take precautions when you’re looking for love online. Romance scam victims in the United States and Canada have reported losing nearly $1 billion over the last three years, according to a Better Business Bureau study. “These scammers create fake accounts and play on your emotions,” said BBB spokesperson Bryan Oglesby. “They’re going to play on those emotions and try to take your money or steal your personal identity.” That doesn’t mean you can’t find that special someone online — in fact, many people do — but take steps to protect both your personal and financial safety whenever you use an online dating website or app.”

Click to read more: http://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news/2018/06/19/consumer-wise-online-dating-safety-tips

14 Ways People Met Their Partners Before Dating Apps Existed & These Stories Are Precious

Kimmyt Foskett writes for Elite Daily “First, let me be very clear: yes, I understand that people met and liked each other before there were dating apps. Yes, I know that people fell in love before there was an internet. I know that from experience — shout out to my kindergarten crush! (If there was an internet in 1992, I did not have access to it because I was four.) Color me millennial, but I’m curious about exactly how people met their partners before dating apps. My initial hypotheses are pretty basic: I assumed every Baby Boomer met their partner between Home Ec and free period because it was the 1960s. But Home Ec turned out to be a little bit sexist, and obviously not everyone married their high school sweethearts. What other meet-cutes were popular back in the day? Anything that might work out nowadays? Asking for a friend.”

Click to read more: https://www.elitedaily.com/p/14-ways-people-met-their-partners-before-dating-apps-existed-these-stories-are-precious-9379731

5 pieces of dating advice that are actually ruining your chances of finding love

Sara Hendricks writes for Insider ” Dating can be — and often is — very confusing. From to dealing with ever-changing dating terminology to nailing down a time to meet with your Bumble match, the act of dating can sometimes feel like more trouble than it’s worth. Another thing that can make dating a challenge? All of the relationship-related advice — solicited or otherwise — that most people receive from their friends and family. The problem with such advice is that very few things are universal — especially when it comes to dating.”

Click to read more: http://www.thisisinsider.com/worst-dating-advice-that-hurts-your-chance-at-love-2018-6

ONLINE DATING 101: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE DIPPING YOUR TOES IN THE DIGITAL POOL

Alexis Wierenga writes for Newsweek Magazine “Finding romance online can afford you the luxury of filters, quick access to like-minded people, and expose you to matches you wouldn’t normally cross paths with. But sites and apps also present issues of overwhelming choice with endless swiping or fear of getting deceived by someone hiding behind a screen. Online dating makes finding multiple dates easier and faster than going to a bar, but is it a useful tool for finding a real relationship?”

Click to read more: http://www.newsweek.com/online-dating-101-should-know-dipping-your-toes-digital-pool-952328

Online dating lowers self-esteem and increases depression, studies say

CNN reports ” Before there were smartphones, singles would often go to bars or clubs and try to meet “the One,” or at least the one for that night. Alcohol-induced courage and a steep bar tab later, singles were on top of their game or it was “game over” — until the next weekend. Technology has saved singles from all that. With smartphones, we can now carry millions of potential love interests in our pockets. The next person is just a few swipes, clicks or texts away. Dating apps are only growing in popularity, with no sign of slowing. Match.com has more tha7 million paid subscribers an increase from 3.4 million in 2014. According to Tinder, the app generates 1.6 billon swipes a day, leading to 1.5 million dates (an average of one or two per user) a week.”

Click to read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/29/health/online-dating-depression-study/index.html

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