” Since the introduction of Tinder into the market 2012, online dating has changed dramatically. Not only is it a more accepted way to meet someone, but there are endless apps available, all of which cater to various niche audiences and intentions. While this opens the field of possibility, many singles find it overwhelming in the least, and makes slow dating seem like a better solution. As psychologist Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D.explains, it’s sort of like a back lash or a conte-reaction to the era of dating by swiping and the whirlwind-kind of pace that often happens when you’re matched with numerous people in a single day. “ Many people are preferring to receive fewer matches that are quality ones over being flooded with a mass quantity of non-viable matches on some of the dating apps,” she explains.
Though it might feel like a return to the way our parents dated—for those who are tired of being ghosted or pairing with people who aren’t on the same page—many welcome this shift.
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