Expanding your online dating options
The question really is, how do you navigate YOUR dating pool effectively and come out successful?
A study was done a few years ago to determine whether or not the size of the dating pool make a difference in the traits someone looks for in a mate.
Researchers Josue Ortega of the University of Essex in the U. and Philipp Hergovich of the University of Vienna in Austria have been studying how our changing social webs have been changing society.
Using models, they compared romantic connections of the past and of today to take them to their likely conclusions.
But after the first dating websites, including Match.com, were launched in 1995, there was a rapid increase in interracial marriages, the researchers found.
When you meet a potential match online, they’re typically a complete stranger, someone totally out of your orbit (unless you live in a small town).
With so many people making connections like this these days, there’s a cross-pollination of social circles that didn’t exist previously, the researchers believe.
“During the 2000s decade, the percentage of new marriages that are interracial changed from 10.68 percent to 15.54 percent, a huge increase of nearly 5 percentage points, or 50 percent,” the researchers wrote.
As online dating became more popular, interracial marriages continued to increase. “It is interesting that this increase occurs shortly after the creation of Tinder, considered the most popular online dating app,” Ortega and Hergovich wrote.
The way couples meet changed significantly with the advent of online dating.