Dating through mobile
As a youth, I would look forward to the weekend just so I could meet a new batch of ladies to attempt to woo.With the arrival of dating apps there has been a change in how many of us are finding our partners and indeed what we are looking for. Tinder lets you search for single people in your area looking to meet for dating or any other activity you could care to mention.The story of meeting to be regaled throughout one’s relationship, the look, the spark, the connection which defined the early stages of the relationship.It seems now that has been lost in favour of choice, time and convenience.
If you like someone and they don’t like you, well then on to the next one.
And remember it is not just one person we are talking to now but we can speak to 100s of potential partners.
So, I would argue, we are not only getting validation from the attention from potential partners, but the game aspect can actually make us addicted to this type of dating through the random notifications, which spike our dopamine.
Studies have shown that the randomness of the notification, Random Reward causes a little spike of dopamine (the brain’s feel good drug) to be secreted.
Just think how integral these random notifications are when online dating, a new message, another match, someone you want to talk to coming online.