10 Funtastic Dating Tips & Stats
The First Date
Many women know within four minutes whether or not they are into the guy. Trust your gut on this one, because it's usually right. If it's going to work out, you'll feel something click, usually within minutes of meeting him/her (but not always!). The researchers looked at 1,000 dates and even found that women are much pickier about seeing someone again.
Dating apps can eat up a lot of time! On average, people are spending about an hour and a half every day on dating apps looking for someone special. That's a lot of time! But Dr. Jess Carbino, Bumble's in-house sociologist, says you really shouldn't spend more than 30 minutes a day on the apps: 15 minutes in the morning and 15 in the evening.
Many women feel like online dating is a waste of time; they match with a guy who never starts a conversation, or it is a dead end when they realize they have nothing in common. You're not the only one frustrated: only 66% of people on dating sites actually end up going on dates.
Specifically on Tinder, According to The Huffington Post, people are swiping left and right for 77 minutes daily.
Young women (26-year-olds) have more online pursuers than men that age, but the older they get, the more the tables turn: 48-year-old men have twice as many people after them than women the same age.
Here's something I don't get: men and women lie on dating apps. Men lie about their age, height, and income, while women lie about their weight, age, and physical build. Can't we all just be honest??
Super bored when you're stuck home for the entire weekend thanks to the weather? You're probably checking out your online dating profile, especially if you live in New York. Apparently people send just over 50 percent more messages when it snows in NYC than they would on a normal day.
During an average rainy day, OKCupid sees a boost of 10 percent in user activity. Not long ago, however, Juno hit the East Coast. While it wasn't the cataclysmic storm some expected, it still shut down Boston and New York. During that blizzard, messaging on OKCupid increased by 34 percent - nearly matching the 36 percent spike seen during Hurricane Sandy.
The best time to get married is between the ages of 28 and 32.
According to a study by Nick Wolfinger, a sociologist at the University of Utah people who get married between 28 and 32 split up the least. As the study put it, this "Goldilocks Theory of Marriage" shows that getting married too early or too late can be risky.
A survey from the dating app Zoosk showed that 56% of men and 54% of women want to discuss marriage after they've been dating for 6 months.