A casual swipe to the left or right may have come to define the Australian dating scene, but for most of the world’s singles who are ready to mingle it is about much more.According to data released to the BBC by App Annie, Tinder is not the world’s most popular dating application, despite its astronomical rise in popularity in Australia.Any other True or False statement about online dating with a disability that you can think of? Please send, and I will try to address them in a future blog.
I had to play around with the settings a little, but the people I am being suggested are precisely what I am looking for. What do you think; are these statements true or false? “Everyone my age is married but me.” FALSE In fact, between ages 18 and 34, the percent of PWDs who have never married is 74%. If we consider all adults ages 18 and older, 41% of PWDs are married as are 52% of adults without disabilities (Schur, Kruse, & Blanck, 2013). “Online dating is only for losers.” FALSE Surely not, in that according to the Pew Internet (2016), 27% of American adults ages 18 to 24 have used online dating, 15% of Americans overall. For example, the share of 55- to 64-year-olds who use online dating doubled from 6% in 2013 to 12% in 2015. “There’s no website for people like me.” FALSE Of course, there is no reason why a PWD cannot use a dating app or online dating site like OKCupid, Tinder, Bumble, and e Harmony.However, PWDs may have an advantage and feel more comfortable when using sites targeted directly to them.However, some PWDs prefer a partner who can compensate for their disability, someone without similar limitations. “Everyone lies on their dating profile.” TRUE Adults without obvious physical disabilities most commonly misrepresent themselves in terms of their physical appearance, the characteristic that daters most highly value in their potential partners.This stretch of the truth is unlikely to differ for PWDs.