The French, those who are addicted to dating sites

Health 1 February, 2018


Published the 01.02.2018 at 20: 00


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This is to find a soul mate, an encounter of a night, or an adulterous relationship, the French are the more numerous to register on dating sites since their creation in 1997. There are more than 2000 online platforms and applications of this kind. According to a survey conducted in January by the FIFG in partnership with LACSE with a sample of 2012 persons, representative of the metropolitan population aged 18 to 69 years, 33 % of French and 21 % of the French acknowledge to have already been surfing on websites or applications.

The addiction to dating sites

More strikingly, nearly 30 % of these people admit to have been, or are to be addicts. Swiper, matcher, and pass the profile becomes a time pass. Each match is a boost to the emotional, a small victory, a peak of self-confidence that some people take quickly to taste. The addiction to dating sites is also explained, according to researchers from the university of Kansas in the United States, by chronic disability, especially among men, to recognize that a person was flirting with them in a public place. The arrival of dating sites and apps such as “Tinder” or “Adopt a Guy” changes the trend.

Young women more connected than young men

Thanks to smarphones, people can now stay connected from work, the transportation or the university. It is easy to interact online at all times of the day, share with third parties and even meetings. The young are particularly affected by this phenomenon : 36 % of men between the ages of 18 to 24 year olds and 37 % of women 18 to 24 years old are already registered on a dating site.

When the Internet is involved in sexuality

The mores are changing rapidly. Today, find someone to spend the evening became accessible and quick. No offense to the conservatives, with the conveniences of yesteryear based on the politically-correct are more. Young people are more open, more entrepreneurial. They can choose the hair color of their future partner, its character, the city where he/she lives and even professional before starting a conversation.

According to an IFOP survey, 72 % of men and 47% of women acknowledge having had a sexual relationship with no future, just for one night. 61% of the users who have already had a(e) partner with a site or application meetings have already found direct someone to their home to engage in a sexual relationship.