Look around the room – how many of your friends are using Tinder, swiping right or left on their phone? Dating apps are becoming the cheapest form of crack college students (and others) can find. The rush you get seeing “You have been matched with…” for the first time is inexplicable. These apps are the metaphorical crutches that have caused our generation to be glued to our phones awaiting the next push notification.
In fact, online dating has never been more popular. According to Pew Research Center, 10% of Americans aged 18-24 have used online dating sites or apps. These numbers are projected to double next year. But what ignited it all? Why are we so hooked?
1. Comfort Zone
We’re all fearful of the “first encounter,” that 5-10 seconds where we attempt to break the ice. Most of us would never approach the pretty girl at the…
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