So, in that sense, it helped me as a journalist in writing the book to be in my 30s now. Q: How does age affect the way people approach relationships? The funny thing is, if Sophie hadn't had her boyfriend, I probably would never have used online dating.
A: I think age obviously has a huge influence on how people view relationships and what they want out of a relationship. A: I used a total of two sites through which I dated on and off about 12 months. But had I not used online dating, I wouldn't have written the book.
A total of 53% of US participants admitted to having lied in their online dating profile.
Women apparently lied more than men, with the most common dishonesties being about looks.
More and more of us insist on outsourcing our love-lives to spreadsheets and algorithms.
According to the Pew Research Center, the overwhelming majority of Americans suggest that online dating is a good way to meet people.
Most people meet their significant others through their social circles or work/school functions. In the search for a potential date, more and more people are switching to less traditional methods. With the rise and rise of apps like Tinder (and the various copycat models) who could blame them.
What I found when I interviewed a lot of daters (more than 100, plus 50 industry executives) is that people tended to be moving from one relationship to the next a lot faster than they seemed to before online dating existed.
That was based on my interviews with online daters and the opinions of about 90% of the industry executives I interviewed.
Q: Do you think this story needed to be told by someone of your generation? Yes, perhaps in the sense that I was born in 1977, which was the generation of a lot of people now running these dating sites.
The sites they built do reflect a generational sensibility about the way we think about the Internet and what the Internet is supposed to do. In general, people using it a lot tend to be my age. Her face popped up as 'people you may know.' I friended her and we started chatting and she had since become single and we started to date.