In fact, according to a Pew Internet and American Life study conducted in 2013, 11 percent of American adults have used online dating sites, including 38 percent of American adults who are "single and looking for a partner." According to a Tinder spokesperson, Tinder users spend 77 minutes a day on the app looking for a new partner.
But, even though you might give out personal information, you may also blindly accept to meet up with a random person without thinking or taking safety precautions.
What sort of considerations should you keep in mind?
- Focus on what you want
- Search with purpose
- Post a good online dating profile picture
- Be honest
- Be safe
Robert Weiss, LCSW, discusses how dating has changed throughout the years, as well as the five tips for safe and successful online dating.