Are dating apps redefining relationships?

  • Replies:7
  • OpenNot stickiedUnanswered
  • Forum posts: 5

Nov 23, 2015, 7:45:29 AM via Website

Dating apps are a unique techno sexual path of resolution's isolation from your life. Not just connections, relationships are built within these apps. How do these apps function? Is it all matching and fixing or is there more to it? Dating apps, though recent are trending as well as blending in faster than we see it. About 91 million worldwide users are on dating apps already, many more to come.
The psychology behind dating apps..
One may think dating apps are resolving the conflict of being alone and unable to find a match within their social circles. Is that the case? Not really. Dating apps use behavioral studies to incorporate match making based on interests driving different individuals. Also, these apps are gamified. Just like Candy crush, dating apps apply a game-like user experience which results in time devotion towards such apps, be it for a serious thing or just some casual connect. Marketers apply similar psychology to inculcate addiction within people with features like swipe and pick in Tinder. Not just gamification, dating apps are also thriving via creating a shopping mentality within people. Last night my friend was scrolling through profiles, selecting a few and rejecting a few as if these profiles went into her shopping cart. Our dating apps are no less than a vendor offering what might be available in the market along with our discretion to choose as per our choice. The gamification and convenience caused by playing with psychology has delivered millions of users for dating apps in no time. Tinder, for example the most famous dating app had about 50 million average monthly users in 2014.


  • Forum posts: 6

Feb 25, 2016, 4:21:37 AM via Website

I agree

  • Forum posts: 6

Mar 1, 2016, 3:41:16 AM via Website

One may think dating apps are resolving the conflict of being alone and unable to find a match within their social circles.

  • Forum posts: 6

Oct 28, 2016, 11:14:33 AM via Website

I like the gamification thought.

  • Forum posts: 16

Oct 18, 2017, 5:36:27 AM via Website

I must agree. I personally don't like dating apps. They don't really resolve the "conflicts of being alone", they actually make it worse. I once read that online dating causes depression among its users because instead of finding "the one", you'll end up with the perverted people. Lol. The same awful outcomes basically.

  • Forum posts: 54

Oct 14, 2019, 5:35:43 PM via Website

Yep! They do it for sure. Now people don't make too much effort for being with someone. They just join a dating platform and scroll through different profiles, when they see something they like - they start chatting. I think that's the only downside - there aren't too many emotions in the middle when you know that will be easy to find another person. But there is a plus, a big plus. You have the chance to find a person you like easier. And there's another thing - you know that everyone that's on the dating site is looking for someone. You're sure that the person you're chatting with is also looking for someone. It's not like you're walking down the street, you see a single woman but you're not sure what's her relationship status. Maybe when you're young that not a big problem, but how about seniors? Where do you find single senior ladies? That's why I'm on You're not there yet? Join, I'll be happy to talk to you.

  • Forum posts: 1,048

Oct 15, 2019, 3:21:06 AM via Website

Brrr. Scary. Just go out and meet people, the old fashioned way

Recommended by NextPit