More than half of users of relationship apps are looking for commitment. This is what a survey conducted by the Dutch app The Inner Circle revealed this past week. According to the survey, 60% of respondents seek a serious relationship, and 27.4% no longer want to know about casual encounters.
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Proof that users are really determined to leave their single lives is that 63% of respondents said they participated in two or more relationship apps. The survey also investigated why people look for the better half in an app. The main reasons mentioned were meeting new people (41.7%), finding a relationship (35%) and going to more meetings (7.8%).
Users of relationship apps are looking for commitment, says research – Photo: Luciana Maline / dnetc
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Other reasons mentioned refer to the practicality of the technology: 3.5% of the people heard by the Inner Circle said they were shy and believe that the app helps to meet people; 2.7% find it difficult to date in real life and bet on the network to facilitate the process; 2% feel alone; and 1.8% do not like to go out, but want to chat with new people.
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The survey also revealed strategic times to achieve more matches. The best time to start looking for partners is at night, as 73.4% of users said they were more active between 7pm and 11pm. Soon after comes the late afternoon period, between 4 pm and 7 pm, used by 7.4% of the interviewees. Another portion (7%) has the habit of seeking matches at dawn, from 11 pm to 5 am.
The strategy proved to be valid for more than half of the participants: according to the survey, 64.6% have already dated someone they met on the app. Of these, only 6.5% managed to engage a courtship.
The Inner Circle heard five thousand Brazilians (51%) and Brazilians (48.2%). The average age of the interviewees is around 31 to 40 years old (44.6%), followed by people from 21 to 30 years old (30.2%), and 41 to 50 years old (20.5%).