While a lot of folks rely on dating apps to find the love of their life, some are still embarrassed to admit they found love online, but, according to a new study there’s no reason they should be.
Many people seem to associate sites like Tinder and Bumble with hookups and casual sex but not real love, but a new study suggests people who meet on line and fall in love are just as happy as those who meet in real life. The study’s author Dr. Gina Potarca, from the University of Geneva, looked at 3,245 Swiss people, and finds there is “no differences between couples initiated through dating apps and those initiated elsewhere regarding relationship and life satisfaction.”
And that’s not the only discovery from the survey. The study notes apps helped promote a “mixing” of “high educated women and lower educated me,” meaning more couples of different backgrounds have found love. And if you’re a man looking to find someone to start a family with dating apps may be the place to find it, with the study noting women who matched with partners on apps had “stronger fertility desires and intentions than those who found their partner offline.”