If you use dating apps and wonder what to do on a first date that makes him more likely to have a second, it turns out to be therapy.
Yes, new research from the dating app Hinge has found that after the past couple of years, putting your sanity first is more important than ever, and most lovers won’t accept anyone who doesn’t. do not. The study found that not only are Australian Hinge singles more likely to have a second date if you mention going to therapy on a first date, but also 89% of them would rather date someone. ‘one who goes to therapy.
Interestingly, however, despite the large number of singles who would appreciate someone mentioning that they went to therapy on a first date, as well as the 97% of Hinge users worldwide who say that they would rather date someone who is actively taking care of their mental health. , the study found that only 6% of Hinge users said they felt comfortable approaching therapy when they first met someone.
âGuess what? That means you can stand out and impress your date by bringing up this topic,â says Logan Ury, director of relationship science at Hinge.
âNo need to share a ten-page memo document from your last session, but you can neglect to say you’re making that investment. It may sound like, âI’m really putting my mental health first right now. I’m lucky to have found a great therapist and I feel like I’ve made a lot of progress. ‘â
As for what Australian Hinge users thought of social media, 88% said they actively try to spend less time on social media – and want their dates to limit usage as well.
74% said it was a red flag when someone was overly interested in Instagram, with the main reason for concern being that it could be a sign that the person is too self-centered or insecure. 81% said they would be suspicious if someone was overly interested in Snapchat. These singles said that Snapchat could create more opportunities for flirting and cheating, and it could also be a chance that the person is too self-centered.
“[Australian singles] are discouraged by potential partners who spend too much time on Instagram or Snapchat, âsays Ury. âKeep your feet on the ground by limiting your use of social media to a certain time per day. And devote all that new free time to something more meaningful, like reading a good book, developing a new hobby, or calling your mom.
At the end of the line ? If you are an app user, you might have a better chance of finding love if you wean yourself off social media and focus on your sanity instead, then make sure your dates are on your dates. know.
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