S WIPE NIGHT

Men's Health (South Africa) - - HEALTH + WELLNESS -

The in­ter­net is the big­gest thing to hap­pen to courtship in the past 100 years, and per­haps since the agri­cul­tural rev­o­lu­tion thou­sands of years ago, says Gar­cia. By the time you two meet, you’ve al­ready been flirt­ing for hours, court­ing with emails, SMSs, even emo­jis. You can learn tons about a per­son – job, ro­man­tic his­tory, drink pref­er­ences – be­fore the first date. Over half of dat­ing app users met their last part­ner on­line, our sur­vey showed. Seventy-two per­cent of them have slept with some­one they met on­line, and 43% say tech­nol­ogy has helped their sex life. (Just 4% say it’s made it worse.) Sex­ting, Face­Time sex, yawn: now there’s even “teledil­don­ics,” in­ter­ac­tive sex toys that trans­mit sen­sa­tions in real time. But Tin­der won’t do all the work for you. “They’re not dat­ing sites. They’re ‘in­tro­duc­ing’ sites,” says Fisher, an ad­vi­sor to match.com. It’s still up to you to meet, lis­ten, flirt and charm. Your great pro­file pic is no match for your daz­zling per­son­al­ity. 36% of sin­gle men still aren’t tak­ing ad­van­tage of on­line dat­ing. What are you wait­ing for? Start swip­ing!

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