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Online dating fatigue – why some people turn to face-to-face applications first

In the last two or more years, people who hope to meet their soul mate in person have had a difficult period. Lockdown and uncertainty about social gatherings have led many people to turn to meeting applications. People who feel they have lost months or years of their lives for meetings may want to avoid the dangers of meeting applications – disguising ghosts, dating backwardness, or just wasting time chatting with the wrong people.

People are eager to meet in person, and the meeting app is expanding to suit me. In addition to those like Tinder, Hinge and Bumble, there are applications that focus on personal gathering of people.

One of them is an increasingly popular application called Thursday. It is broadcast live only once a week (Thursdays) and gives users only 24 hours to agree on a date. This reduces the hassle of dragging and dropping messages throughout the week and probably prevents people from using the app just for checking or having fun. There are also live events on Thursday where participants could meet someone without a drag.


This article is part of Quarter Life, a series about the problems that affect those of us in our twenties and thirties. From the challenge of starting a career and taking care of our mental health, to the excitement of starting a family, adopting a pet or simply making friends as an adult. The articles in this series explore questions and bring answers as we move through this turbulent period of life.

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There are several reasons why personal dating may be more appealing to some people than dating apps. The information we collect from online profiles does not give us much to continue. A personal meeting results in a far richer and more detailed impression of the meeting than an online meeting, where all we see is a photograph and, usually, a short biography. Also, 45% of current or previous users of dating apps or dating sites reported feeling frustrated by the experience.

Online dating connects us with people we do not know, which makes it easier for fraudsters to take advantage of them. In addition, users often misrepresent themselves, leading to disappointment when meetings come face to face.

Although online dating seems to offer plenty of choices, research suggests that we make poorer online choices about meeting choices. We use simpler methods when choosing from a large number of potential suitors than when choosing in person. This is often called the paradox of choice.

Are dating apps dead?

Meetings applications have undoubtedly had a huge impact on how couples get together. In the United States, online dating is the most popular way couples meet, and the number has increased in recent years.

Part of the appeal of apps is their simplicity: you can create a profile and start connecting with people in minutes. Nevertheless, using dating apps takes time and effort. A large poll conducted by the Badoo Meeting app found that millennials spend an average of 90 minutes a day looking for a way out by dragging, liking, pairing and chatting.

Often, messages from one side of the other side go unanswered, and even if there is a response, chatting may never lead to a face-to-face meeting. In 2016, Hinge data revealed that only one in 500 moves resulted in the exchange of phone numbers.

This difficult process can lead to online dating fatigue for some. If we don’t get positive matches from our seemingly endless drag or don’t get a response to our messages, our efforts to go online will eventually disappear.

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Are you tired of meeting apps?
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Traditional dating apps are still incredibly popular, especially among young people. Since 2021, Tinder has been downloaded over 450 million times – with Generation Z accounting for 50% of the app’s users.

A survey conducted by Lenda asked 3,852 millennials if they had ever met their Tinder matches. The survey found that only 29% said “yes” – far fewer than 66% who reported meeting at least one meeting through more traditional dating sites such as Match or OKCupid.

But not everyone on Tinder hopes to find a date. A survey among Dutch Tinder users found that many use the app to validate (using matches only to assess their own level of attraction) or to get excited about getting a match, but have no intention of going to a meeting.

For that reason, dating apps can end up losing users who want honest connections, especially if they turn face-to-face first instead. But as long as they adapt to the changing demands of meetings, applications are there to stay.

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