While some might lament the loss of anonymity, Manley adds that this isn’t always such a bad thing.With time, a no-strings hookup could turn into something more.With Facebook, Twitter and some minor sleuthing, anyone can be tracked down.“If you sleep with someone, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to contact them again [or vice versa],” says Manley.Last-minute offers used to mean you were a second choice, and the advice was to save face and your self-respect by saying, “Nope.” But with the ability to find a potential match now sped up to the nth degree, that rule has been turned on its head.
Apps such as Tinder have spoiled us for choice and made it OK to be dating multiple people at once.
Agape Match’s Avgitidis says that dating sites have seen a big uptick in people noting their political preferences on their profiles.
“I used to say, ‘Don’t let ideology get in the way of love,’ [but] I think when people meet other people, they want to know what their values and lifestyles are,” she says.
This week marks the biggest online dating week of the year (combined with the biggest divorce week of the year).
Whether it’s a failed relationship or the urge for a new beginning that has propelled you into the dating wilderness, online dating almost certainly has someone waiting for you. Match group now owns Tinder, Plenty Of Fish, Ok Cupid and, of course, Match, making it the biggest player in the online and app dating industry.