Millennials are a generation who are always constantly seeking love. However, numbers show their perceptions differently. For example, only 44% of millennials have been married, despite most reaching adulthood. There are various reasons for this. One is that they’re not prepared to get married yet.
However, there is a growing reason why millennials are not getting married or getting into relationships: the person they are not looking for can’t be found online.
History of Online Dating
Kiss.com was considered to be the first online dating date. It was released in 1994 and followed by Match.com, which launched in 1995. At the time, it was revolutionary because it allowed people to find potential partners from all over the world. However, in the early days, most of the users were men because online dating was still seen as a bit taboo.
In the early 2000s, online dating started to take off. It was partly due to the growth of social media sites like Facebook, which allowed people to connect with friends of friends. As a result, more and more people started using online dating sites to find dates.
Today, online dating is more popular than ever. There are now hundreds of different dating websites and apps to choose from. And while there is still some stigma attached to it, most people believe that online dating is a great way to meet new people.
But people are getting tired of it.
Social Media Fatigue
Before we start discussing online dating fatigue, people must understand its concept, social media fatigue.
Social media fatigue is a term used to describe the feeling of exhaustion and frustration that people experience when using social media. It’s often caused by the constant need to be active on social media and the pressure to maintain a particular image online.
For many people, social media has become a chore. They feel like they must constantly post updates and check for likes and comments. As a result, they start to lose interest in social media and eventually stop using it altogether.
The same thing is happening with online dating.
Online Dating Fatigue
Online dating fatigue is the feeling of boredom and exhaustion that people experience when using online dating sites and apps. It’s usually caused by the constant need to swipe through profiles and the pressure to make an excellent first impression.
For many people, online dating has become a chore, and most likely than not, people have developed a mindset that they can’t find the person they love they want online. However, there are various reasons people are going away from online dating and other options. One reason is because of ghosting.
Ghosting is when someone you’re talking to suddenly stops replying to your messages. It’s a frustrating experience and one of the main reasons why people get tired of online dating.
Another reason why is because of ‘Backburner’ relationships.
It’s been found that some users of dating apps only have relationships with people online as a way of having a sexual relationship with them in the future. People do this to ensure they have a backup plan if their relationship doesn’t work out.
Lastly, there are negative experiences. For example, women are more likely to be harassed on dating sites and apps, making them feel unsafe and uncomfortable.
And it’s not just women who have had bad experiences. Men have also been known to be ghosted, harassed, and even catfished (when someone uses a fake profile to trick you into thinking they are someone else).
So online dating is deteriorating, but what are your modern options to find love? Well, one way is by attending a singles’ party.
Singles’ parties are becoming more predominant in various cities in the world. These parties often hold speed dating events, which are a great way to know people with the same interests as you. Moreover, because of tight security, you can be assured that the person you’re talking to is who they say they are.
These parties are an excellent way to find love offline in a safe and secure environment. And with the rise of social media, it’s easier than ever to find one near you.
Another way to find love is through face-to-face apps. These apps help you connect with people in your area to meet them in person.
One of the most popular face-to-face apps is Thursday. Thursday is a dating app that forces people to match each other in a single day, as the app locks out after Thursday. Prior conversations are also deleted so you can focus on the person you’re meeting. This encourages users to meet in person as soon as possible instead of spending weeks or months talking online.
This app is perfect for people who are tired of online dating and want to find love offline.
So if you’re feeling online dating fatigue, don’t worry. There are plenty of other options out there for you. Just remember to be safe and take your time to find the right person for you.