"On the benefits of using a dating app MR: "One of the things that we know is that the apps have a reputation of promoting hookups.But if you actually look at the data — and I do long-term, longitudinal, nationally representative studies with people — I find that people who meet online are not more likely to break up.Couples who meet online aren't more likely to be hookups.
So there's less hurry to settle down, and I think the less hurry is good in a lot of ways, because a lot of the marriages that people formed when they were too young to know themselves, those marriages didn't last."I've interviewed some people who I considered to be sort of refugees from the land of committed relationships.
There's more potential partners online than there are at the local bar, because if you crawl over to the local bar right now, there's only five other people there."Whitney Wolfe: "When I first got started in this whole world of online connecting, we were combating this antiquated stereotype of who used online dating, and we really set out to make it popular with millennials.
What I find to be so fascinating now is, I'm seeing an inverse in that trend.
The old ways were kind of ad hoc, and happenstance.
You meet somebody at the bar, or your mom maybe knew somebody who had a kid who was your age, and it was her idea that the two of you would be perfect together, even though usually she didn't really know that other person."The internet and the phone apps give people more control.
Now, you’re always told to look happy and make eye contact in social situations, but at least for your online dating photo, that’s just not optimal advice.