Android users are also judge-y -- just a little less so at 15 times more likely to see i Phone devotees negatively.
That's according to the annual "Singles in America" report commissioned by Match and conducted by Research Now, which surveyed 5,500 singles across the country.
And then, of course, I got some straight up odd responses, my personal favorite being “So are you actually in a wheelchair or are you just about that wheelchair life?
” (I wish I was making this stuff up) Once I had pictures of me in my chair on my profile, the odd and pity-expressing messages piled in, which made me feel like taking those photos down.
I didn’t think that I was pretty because even if I put on a shit ton of makeup, did my hair, dressed in the coolest clothes, I was in a chair and in my mind, the chair always got in my way of feeling attractive.
But is this a trend that could change the very nature of romance and turn long-term commitment into a thing of the past? There is striking evidence to suggest that the web is causing social change.
Traditionally, women might have had one or two boyfriends before getting married; now, they are encouraged to date lots of people in a quest to find a perfect partner.
‘It’s left men and women on a never-ending hunt for the perfect partner, thinking: “A few more dates and I’ll find The One.” In my work, I’ve met plenty of women who think there’s always a better guy out there.‘The danger is that it results in a string of meaningless flings.
Apart from the risk of sexually transmitted disease, ultimately a never-ending quest for grass that’s greener means that women (and men) don’t face the realities of relationships.
That's a "gap in the industry begging to be filled," said Donna Freitas, author of "The Happiness Effect" and "The End of Sex." "While college students spoke of apps like Tinder when I did my recent study on social media, no one mentioned anything about an app that is good for healing a broken heart." So while the industry plays catch-up, I can offer suggestions on tech that serves in a pinch.