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FROM THE WEB: What Last Year’s Dating Trends Could Mean For 2017

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Looking back at some of last year’s dating trends, The Washington Post recently asked three dating experts what we are likely to see in 2017.

The article argues that singles are growing increasingly impatient when it comes to online dating, with expectations harder to reach and singles putting in less effort.

With more potential dates at the tip of users’ fingers than ever before, the rules have shifted – people are going on more dates but becoming less likely to pay for them, messages are growing shorter and the excitement around online dating is dwindling.

Julie Spira, founder of said: “People are burned out because they’re spending so much time on their mobile phones and they’re swiping … and the percentage of those swipes to actually meeting in person is really disproportionate.”

The experts predict that 2017 will see a boost in the number of platforms encouraging singles to meet up and take things offline.

They also say that because online communication is taking up so much of singles’ time and effort, niche sites could also become more popular this year, as by having something in common with their matches, users can more assured their efforts won’t be in vein.

To read the full article please click here.

Emma Woodley

Emma is a reporter at Global Dating Insights. Originally from Surrey, she has studied Communication and Media at Bournemouth University and The University of Central Florida. She enjoys socialising with friends, exploring new places and can often be found with her nose in a book.

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