Survey on internet dating
As Scott Carroll, MD, psychiatrist and author tells Bustle, 10 hours a week is too much time if you're looking for a relationship.If you're spending 10 hours a week swiping, you're not going as many dates IRL as you could, he says."There is a point of diminishing returns where you've swiped on your best matches and are just wasting time or focusing on the entertainment factor rather than on meeting quality people for a relationship," he says. So if you want to up your chances of success, logging on at that time could work in your favor.It may seem like a lot, but according to the survey, people log on about 10 times a day on average, and each session lasts about nine minutes long.
However, there can also be negatives and users should exercise some caution with dating and romance scams accounting for over 30 per cent of total reported scam losses to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission."You should be able to check out and swipe on your best matches in three to four hours a week and spend the six to seven hours you save actually going on first dates." After all, you really can't get an accurate sense of person until you meet them face-to-face.