and the percentage of those swipes to actually meeting in person is really disproportionate," says Julie Spira, founder of Cyber Dating Spira says she believes that 2017 will see more of a push for people to meet in real life.
From ghosting to asking to split the check, 2016 was a year of dating don'ts.
Experts linked daters' general sense of feeling burned out from online dating to negative trends that appeared in the past year.
Having constant access to a pool of potential matches at their fingertips is making people more impatient, causing unrealistic expectations for first dates and a general decline in effort.
Daters are "more quick to judge because they know that if you're not spectacular, they can go back to their inbox, and just swipe right again tomorrow," Jacoby says.
"I think if you want to niche it down and you like really fit people and that's who you want to meet, great," Jacoby says.
But she warns that selecting someone based on résumé qualities isn't a guaranteed match. "People are burned out because they're spending so much time on their mobile phones and they're swiping ..."If you don't use their name, we go to a default place of believing that somebody is copy and pasting the same message to everyone, and that is just such a turnoff." Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks.People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked." With so many options and oftentimes minimal results, people are now more inclined to send out 20 brief messages than take the time to send three personalized ones, Jacoby says.• There are so many dating apps, the market is getting saturated and daters are feeling overwhelmed.If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.