Internet Dating has decscended into a “Whore/Master” competition study finds

We now date six people at once, study claims


And then we just ghost them when we’ve lost interest




Any young person who’s tried to explain the concept of “seeing” someone to their parents will be able to testify that the dating arena has changed enormously over the past couple of decades.


It’s no longer as simple as going for dinner and a movie and instantly becoming boyfriend and girlfriend – we “see” people, often more than one at a time.


The extent of this trend has been revealed in a new study which claims it’s now normal to date an incredible six people at once.


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Assuming the average person isn’t out on a date every night of the week, we can also infer that two dates with the same person must be pretty spread-out too. 


The results of the study, carried out by eHarmony Australia, reinforce the idea that in today’s dating society, people are loath to commit to one person, seemingly always wanting to keep their options open.


And although there seems to be a new dating tactic arising every week – have you been benched, breadcrumbed or unghosted of late? – it seems the trend for ghosting, where you simply stop replying to a potential suitor’s messages and inexplicably disappear, is still going strong.


The researchers found that over the past year, 64 per cent of singletons have been ghosted by a date. But there’s a good chance a lot of those aren’t perfect either, with 51 per cent of those studies admitting to ghosting someone themselves.


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Although considered by some to be rude and inconsiderate, the allure of ghosting is the opportunity to avoid having to explain why you’ve lost interest in someone and just hope they’ll work it out themselves.


Couples meeting on dating apps is the norm now, but could it be that knowing there are always more potential love interests just a swipe away is leaving us spoilt for choice and confused? 


“The research here and around the world shows there is a lot of dissatisfaction in the outcomes of many dating apps,” Nicole McInnes, Director of eHarmony Australia, told Cosmopolitan.


But with new apps launching all the time, it doesn’t look like a dating app backlash is going to happen any time soon. So, best start lining up your next six dates then.




In the San Francisco and New York online dating scene woman have become “free dinner whores” and men move up in the dating hierarchy depending on the size of their house and how much money they spend on dates.


It’s Cheating – infidelity in the digital age


“Infidelity is simply defined as the breaking of trust and the keeping of secrets in an intimate partnership.” — Rob Weiss … Infidelity ‘Only’ Online No Less Painful.


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Is Online Infidelity Really Infidelity? | Psychology Today


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Consider that online dating website are flourishing, offering a new, easy and quick way to meet your future mate—whether or not you’re already married.


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Cheating Online: Is Infidelity Easier On The Internet? – Huffington Post


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Are internet affairs different? – American Psychological Association


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