All of which should be comforting to those of us who aren't convinced that an app can lead to love.When it comes to meeting the right person, most of us are actually sticking to the basics — and it's working.Great news for the dating app averse: Despite what the Tinder-loving media might have you believe, new data suggest that the most common way to meet someone is in real life — namely, through friends.
While some may find it to be a fun, easy, and convenient way to meet new people, others believe that dating through the URL has somehow led us into a “dating apocalypse.” Whether you do it or not is totally up to you. To top it all off, a newly released report by popular dating site, e Harmony, found that online dating is the second most popular way to meet new partners.
One of the biggest issues people have with online dating is the not-so-cool art of ghosting.
In fact, 35 percent of people said they’ve experienced the rejection of that lame disappearing act. Other popular ways of online rejection include having your messages go ignored (29 percent), being unfriended on social media (27 percent), and having a former lover post pictures of themselves with their new beau (10 percent).
According to e Harmony Australia’s 2015 Relationship Study, finding your partner online is quickly catching up to more “traditional” ways of meeting partners.
In fact, 22 percent of those surveyed say they met their current partners online, second only to meeting people through mutual friends at 24 percent.“A digital profile is a great way to find out more about a match, but it’s also a great way for singles to put their best self forward,” e Harmony’s Dating and Relationship expert, Melanie Schilling said in a Huffington Post Australia report.