Matchmaker Camille Kostin speaks on ‘new rules for online dating’ whilst appearing on FOX6.
‘It’s been 10 years since dating apps such as Tinder were released. Gen Z have grown up with these dating apps and are better at navigating them than Gen X or millennials,’ she started. ‘They aren’t putting as much pressure on it and they’re not taking these apps as seriously.’
When questioned on how Gen Z were able to get over the complaint of people looking for something serious, not just a pen pal, Camille added: ‘Younger daters have no shame and are cutting right to the chase. They have no problems cutting from talking on these apps to being on FaceTime or on the phone to one another. They also have no problem telling people what it is they are looking for. They are also able to have those serious conversations earlier on and prevent themselves from being stuck in that limbo phase.’
‘Younger daters are also avoiding ghosting too. By having that honest and upfront communication they are letting the other person know that it isn’t working out for them and cuts out the idea of wondering ‘what are we?’ and sticking around and getting hurt.’
Camille was asked for tips on how to know when the right time to define the relationship was, to which she replied: ‘I feel like it’s within that 3 to 6 month range. If you’re pushing 6 months I believe that is the time to decide or move on. Younger dates aren’t afraid to have those conversations early on. If by that 3 to 6 month range you still have no idea what’s going on, I believe that is the time to have that conversation.’
‘I always tell my clients to have that positive outlook and realistic expectations.’