REDDI FOUNDER BLOG - Stacy Thompson is Founder of Reddi, and a Mental Health Practitioner.
Dating apps have a bad rap - with research stating social anxiety and depression is on the rise users. 45% of users say they're frustrated while using them. Dating app usage is increasing and will become the most prevalent way to people meet. 323m people worldwide use dating apps. Research by eHarmony and Imperial College says 2037 is the year when the majority of babies in the UK will be born to parents who met via the internet. Dating apps have few ethical guidelines. Safety guidelines, yes - but when it comes to a duty of care and acting in a manner which aims to do no harm - contributing positively to society - this is an area I feel we fall short.
- A.I. in dating. V.R. ('Virtual Romance').
- 'Hook-up Culture' - (although people are using dating apps simply for a validation 'hit')
- Fake intimacy - i.e. you believe you like this person more than you think, even if you've never met
- People are having less sex than ever before - Celibacy syndrome