I’ve never been a perfect girlfriend, but I’ve always aspired to be one.
But today, I have good news for all of us bad, overly-expressive girlfriends out there.
You can find my face, height, interests, and a quick summation of my irresistible wit on no less than five sites. It brings out something especially judgmental in me. I make hasty decisions when I learn things that it might take me weeks to learn about someone organically.
But just last week I deleted those dating apps from my phone. If I’m honest with myself, I bring those apps back when I’m lonely, I need some affirmation, or if I’m just plain bored. In the first moments of discovering a profile, things that aren’t dealbreakers for me in “real life” suddenly become grave issues.
I don’t say the words out loud that “God can’t work through the Internet,” but if you want to get technical, that’s kind of exactly what I’m saying when I differentiate between online dating and “real life.” And for someone who works for an Internet ministry, well, that’s sort of obnoxious.
But have I really allowed God to work through the Internet in my life?
And here is when the study gets even MORE interesting: When the women responded “negatively” to the support they were receiving, their cortisol levels went down, meaning they became less stressed out.“What we found, interestingly enough, was that cortisol was really only affected in wives but not in husbands, and only in wives’ discussions,” Hayley Fivecoat, a former student at Binghamton University who used the study results for her dissertation, told Science Daily.
Different demographics are likely to favour different dating apps.
This is also applies to the intent of the user, i.e.
Also, when you date somebody at work, they “get” you and the pressures of your job.
Dorothy Tannahill Moran puts it this way: “There are groups like law enforcement and the investigative agencies that have had great success actually relationships because the demands and pressures being put on them are often unique to their professions.