Millennials were 125% more likely to say they feel addicted to dating.
Men were 97% more likely to feel addicted to dating than women, but 54% of women felt more burned out by the process."People who self-described as having really addictive-style behaviors toward the internet and cellphones scored much higher on depression and anxiety scales," said University of Illinois psychology professor Alejandro Lleras, who conducted a study in 2016 that linked technology addiction to anxiety and depression.
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Before there were smartphones, singles would often go to bars or clubs and try to meet "the One," or at least the one for that night.
Alcohol-induced courage and a steep bar tab later, singles were on top of their game or it was "game over" -- until the next weekend.
But when you throw a hefty price tag into the mix, online dating can feel even more difficult. affordability — it doesn’t have to be one or the other.
Although sites such as remain popular with older singles, younger users are flocking to mobile-first dating apps.