Let’s face it, when you see someone face to face, you judge every little aspect of them. Their face, their legs, their core, their eyes, and every imperfection in between.
I read on a site called Indy 100 that dating people you meet on apps could lower your standards. I’m going to regurgitate what the main points of the article were and share my vision about online dating and how it may – or may not – affect your hooking up patterns.
Do Standards Lower When People Date With Apps?
We all know that when people started using dating websites way back when the Internet first picked up steam, they had a certain aura to them that wasn’t really a good one. As Indy 100 suggested, they went from a “taboo topic spoken in hushed tones,” to “the status quo.” I could not agree more!
Online dating is here, and it’s here to stay. Between myself, many of my friends, and their friends, I really don’t know people who don’t use some sort of online matchmaking. Let’s face it, in a society with a lot of technology, as well as time constraints, we are quick to use things that shorten our time investment and get us from point A to B in the fastest way possible.
Whether you use Tinder, Plenty of Fish, or a more risque dating site, you have the ability to simply look at a profile, read it if you desire, and choose someone you’d like to meet, date, and maybe even get romantic with.
(On a side note, when women join sugar daddy dating websites, do they actually look at the men as a possible romantic encounter, or are they simply looking at their wallets?)
With all of these options so close to us, we now have a huge pool of potential dating candidates to sift through and contact. Since there are so many options now, in comparison to just whomever you come across in your City, local tavern, yoga class, or whatever, Indy 100 suggests that we may be lowering our standards just a bit.
According to a study done by the University of Queensland and RSCP, behavior patterns of more than 41,000 Australians between the ages of 18 and 80 showed that as people age, they are less likely be choosy when contacting someone they meet online.
The study continued to talk about how one third of the messages launched on match making sites weren’t indicative of the person’s criteria when they look for a partner. This included physical and even personality preferences!
So yes, we can deduce that we will lower the bar when we choose to send an email, swipe, or whatever comes next to tell someone you are interested.
Do I think I lower my standards when I use dating apps?
Hmmmm…..I’d say only when I’m under the influence of alcohol.