No matter how many dating apps you’re on, you might have better luck meeting someone through social media, a new survey suggests. Dating.com’s new poll gives insight into the impact social media has had on dating and the results reveal it’s going down in the DMs, as 47% of respondents say their relationship started because their partner decided to shoot their shot in a private message on social media.
Key findings from the survey include:
- More than half (55%) of men believe “sending likes” is an effective way to make a connection online that can transition into real life.
- 58% of respondents have used a social networking site that’s not for dating, like LinkedIn and Instagram, to find and meet new partners.
- People like to snoop, as 60% admit they’ve looked through their partner’s social media apps without their knowledge.
- More than a third (40%) feel their current S.O.’s social media profile is an “ick.”
- Nearly three-quarters (72%) say social media has been a source of conflict in their current or previous relationship.
- 42% blame their partner’s infidelity on connections made through social media.
- Half (50%) admit to fighting with their partner about still having an ex’s photos on their Facebook or Instagram pages.
- To “hard launch,” or announce their relationship, 79% use social media.
Source: Yahoo Finance