Dating Apps Don’t Destroy Love: Study – Courthouse News Service
(CN) — Love will conquer all — even the dating app scene. Contrary to prognostications that dating apps would render relationships into uncommitted commodities, researchers from the University of Geneva found the digital matchmaking tools actually form more diverse couples than singles who meet through offline networks.
“The internet is profoundly transforming the dynamics of how people meet,” explained lead author Gina Potarca, a researcher at the University of Geneva’s Institute of Demography and Socioeconomics, in a statement accompanying the study. “It provides an unprecedented abundance of meeting opportunities, and involves minimal effort and no third-party intervention.”
Noting abundant anecdotal claims that dating apps would set off a “dating apocalypse” and reduce singles into “sexual freelancers,” Potarca added, “Large parts of the media claim they have a negative impact on the quality of relationships since they render people incapable of investing in an exclusive or long-term relationship. Up to now, though, there has been no evidence to prove this is the case.”
The study, published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE, honed in on 3,245 respondents from Switzerland’s quinquennial 2018 Source…