Hoping to dip your feet back into the dating world after a prolonged period of practicing social distancing? If matching with a potential new partner in the "before times" was complicated—adding a global pandemic to the mix has made it even trickier to find that spark or connection. During this new normal, flirting with potential paramours over an online dating app might be the best way to get to know someone. But the truth is, online dating can feel overwhelming. The sheer number of apps and users can make simply swiping seem like a daunting task. In fact, the online dating audience is expected to grow to
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I admit, I am late to the Tinder party. I was in a relationship when it was released and obviously had no reason to download it. But recently I have become curious and jumped on board to see what all of the hype is about. For those of you unfamiliar, it is a simple concept. The app shows you pictures of people on your phone on which you can swipe left, or right. The only way you can actually communicate with anyone, is if you have both liked each other.
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Many of those dating apps added video functionalities to deal with the challenges of dating during quarantines and social distancing, with Hinge adding in-app video calls and Bumble reporting a major increase in the use of their video features. Early last year, we predicted that video chatting would continue to be a part of dating even post-COVID—but what about video in dating profiles? But not many dating apps are integrating the short social video content that has proven a serious draw for the generation hello TikTok. Cue Lolly, a new social dating app which launched this year, and uses short-form video content to let users tell their stories.
College students are constantly glued to their smartphones: texting, tweeting and updating their statuses on Facebook. The research indicated that Millennials are currently the least enthusiastic group about technology. Genevieve Bell, director of interaction and experience research at Intel Labs, in an interview for Intel's Newsroom. The growing market of social media, smartphone apps and online dating websites have sparked more research into the psychology of technology use. About million people use Facebook daily — but some research links the social media site with increased anxiety and depression.