Online dating effects on communication
Levy says she's willing to branch out beyond her religion.She’s used Jewish dating sites like JDate in the past, but is now open to looking for men who share her interests, if not her background.As many as 11% of American adults have used an online dating site of some type, including Match, e Harmony, and OKCupid.Some sites use technology like GPS to match singles who are nearby, or video-chat features like Face Time or Skype. Online dating lets you branch out beyond your social circle as you search for a partner, says Paul Eastwick, Ph D, assistant professor of human development and family sciences at the University of Texas in Austin.Tinder and other apps like Hinge, JSwipe, and Grindr don't ask users to create detailed personal profiles with information on profession, body type, or political views.Profiles include only a few photos, age, and a short self-summary.“Whereas most dating sites have that pressure-filled moment when you create a profile, Tinder is much more relaxed.” She says it worked for her because she could use it to plan to meet up for a casual meal, drink, or movie.
“That was something I grew up with, but religion has become less important" than other things, like having a similar lifestyle.
Mobile apps speed up the meeting process so singles can arrange a call or date quickly, Eastwick says.