Finding someone you like on a dating app is never easy, and even if you match with someone, taking the next step and chatting with them is just as hard if not harder. Well, now a new survey looks into just how difficult it can be.
A new Plenty of Fish survey finds:
- 63% of singles insist that breaking the ice with a potential match is the hardest part about meeting new people.
- In fact, when trying to impress others, most singles say they experience:
- Anxiousness (50%)
- Shyness (48%)
- Excitement (39%)
- So, how should people reach out to someone on an app if they want success?
- Well, 60% say they are most likely to respond to someone who sends a funny or clever first message.
- But that isn’t easy, with 55% saying that they find writing that first message stressful.
- And once you do craft that first message, it’s pretty apparent that folks on dating apps want to learn a lot about the potential match on the other end.
- The most common things daters want to know about potential matches include:
- What they like to do for fun (79%)
- Where they are from (79%)
- Their hobbies (78%)
- Favorite shows to binge watch (76%)
- But some want to go deeper pretty fast, with 60% admitting they want to know the timeline of a person’s last relationship.
- And another 61% want to know right away if they want to have kids.
- Other important things people want to learn about a potential match include:
- What they do for a living (47%)
- How close they are with their family (45%)
- Surprisingly 51% say questions about their political affiliations and beliefs are considered “outdated.”
Source: Study Finds