Trends in online dating 2016

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For those of you who are not familiar, Tinder is online dating stripped down to its most superficial qualities, in addition to requiring the least amount of effort if one wishes to pursue a date.The rules are simple; swipe left if you like someone's picture, and swipe right if you don't.

Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.If you and another person both swipe right, congratulations, you are "a match," and permitted to have a conversation akin to text-messaging with that person.Unfortunately, this is no longer just a Tinder trend.They sorted out the messages from 'good' ones — aka those that included at least four messages and a contact exchange — then looked at how the good messages compared to last year's.Folks online were chatting and flirting about everything from "Pokemon Go" to , and going on plenty of IRL dates in between.But there was one unexpected aspect of our lives where we were culturally evolving during 2016: our flirting methods.

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