The adoption of technology has changed the way we connect and converse with others in our society and dating is no exception. The prevalence of smart phones mean we are always contactable, social media allows others to get to know us before we have even met, and dating apps give us an abundance of choice in a suitable partner or partners.
How did your parents meet? Mine met through pretty regular ways, regular by todays standards would involve dating apps without a doubt. Before the influx of online dating, meeting partners was pretty much resigned to work, through friends or out on a Saturday night. Young people do not need to worry excessively about going out on a Saturday night, looking for prospective partners to woo.
With the way in which technology thrives in a constantly changing environment, new study’s suggest that your phone can be what is stopping you from getting dates. No, not the dating app on your phone or the strength of your dating profile, but your phone itself.
If you are looking to improve your chances of getting a match on dating apps, You might want to consider using an iPhone. A new study by a UK-based firm found that iPhone users have a higher match rate compared to Android owners.
The latest study by CompareMyMobile dives into the relation of devices owned with chances of matching with someone. It found out that having an iPhone boost chances of matching with the “one” by almost 76%. There’s no specific iPhone model named in the study, but having the latest model surely boosts a person’s match rate. Admittedly though, if your iPhone model is the reason you are landing a date, the dynamics of our dating world are just becoming harder and harder to fathom.
It didn’t stop there, either. If you love your AirPods and Apple Watch dearly, you are sure to attract more people looking for the love of their life. The study guarantees 61% more chances of successful matches if one owns an Apple Watch. Meanwhile, having the latest AirPods alone boosts profile matches by 41%.
This is in stark contrast with the owners of Android smartphones. Having a Google Pixelwill erode chances of matching with other profiles by 10%. Other brands have it worse: owners of Sony will have a 14% lesser successful match rate, while Huawei and OnePlus will have 23% and 30%, respectively. This study in itself could be used as a selling piece for new iPhones. “Buy an iPhone and let your dating life blossom”
Women are much more discerning with smartphones a person uses across all age brackets. For example, smartphones influence the preferences of women in their 20s by up to 65% while men in the same age bracket are only influenced by up to 15%.
All in all,With the arrival of dating apps there has been a change in how many of us are finding our partners and indeed what we are looking for. Now, with literal phone brands in the picture, dating is about to get a lot more intricate.
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