They became less inhibited and more likely to look at people of the same sex or a different race.
“We thought the disinhibition would translate into more matches,” says Jui Ramaprasad, a professor of information systems at Mc Gill University and one of the paper's four authors.
Sure, a lot of sites are alright, but some are definitely on the sketchy side.
This is where you’re most likely to find guys who claim to be nice, or 30-year-old males with respectable professions, who in reality are way past 30 and live in their mom’s basement.
Let me preface this with the fact that I have nothing against online dating.
Online dating is a great way for busy or introverted people, or those with weird schedules, or just those who want to meet new people outside their current circle and local haunts, to find romance or a hookup or a husband or wife or friend with benefits.
Parship is the British branch of Europe's largest and most successful serious online service for professional dating, which members are predominantly affluent, educated men and women between 28 and 55 years old.
In fact, people over 50 are one of the fastest growing segments.
“It’s a product of the growing normalcy of using social media apps,” says Moira Weigel, author of “Labor of Love: The Invention of Online Dating” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016).
Just visit the Parship Magazine for general dating advice and even submit your own questions if you like.
Parship is designed to help discerning singles find meaningful relationships based on genuine compatibility factors and things that really matter.