Turns Out People On Tinder Are More Into Commitment Than You Think
Despite the internet's long-running existence, people who resort to finding love online tend to have a bad rap.
There's just a negative connotation that comes with talking through an app. You're pegged as someone who is in it to hit it and quit it.
For some reason, some people still see those who are frequent online daters as those who aren't in it for a relationship. They only want sex, and if there's a slim chance of them meeting for a date, they're pretty slow on the draw.
People also think the only way to be successful on a dating app is to be a full-blown model with pristine genitals, because you probably sext a hell of a lot. (Sorry society, I do sext, but that doesn't mean I'm not loyal AF.)
Research from Tinder's Modern Dating Myths survey (which features responses from 9,000+ US millennial men and women) found that people who online date are more likely to have committed relationships than those who don't online date, among other interesting results.
This is a technology-driven generation, so it makes sense that, according to the survey, 63 percent of online daters find themselves on more dates than those who resort to meeting people offline.
And with more dates comes more relationships. Practice makes perfect, after all.
With all this dating experience comes more of a chance to fall in love and find yourself indebted to your partner.
74 percent of people who date online have been involved in more than one committed relationship as an adult, compared to 49 percent of people who only date offline.
Only 9 percent of Tinder users find it difficult to keep up with a committed relationship, which is significantly lower than the national average.
Of the men on Tinder who took part in the survey, just 9 percent found it challenging to stay with one partner because of all the potential options they had, compared to 30 percent of men who date offline.
And it's similar for the ladies, too: Only 9 percent of women ages 18 to 24 who use Tinder find it difficult to hold it down in their relationships, compared to 18 percent of women who date offline.
Though America clearly thinks of dating app users as sexual deviants, we are capable of keeping it in our pants for the long run.
Online daters are just as likely to express how they feel, in spite of being "hidden" behind a phone or computer screen.
61 percent of Tinder users get into an official relationship within three months of dating, with 35 percent of people who swipe spitting out "I love you" within that same time span (compared to 30 percent of people who date offline).
So, even with all of the preconceived notions that may come with someone who dates online, we're just as (or even more) successful with our love lives.
It's 2017. Get with it, people.