And you can get more out of it than just meeting your soulmate (or a frustrating future ex).
“I think online dating has actually strengthened people’s desires to find more friends,” Wang says.
“People use apps for different purposes,” Wang says.
“On average, people use three to four apps at a single time.” Understanding who is using them, and for what, can help you figure out which is right for you and what you’re looking for.
Wang emphasizes that everyone is desirable to someone: Don’t waste time pretending to be someone you’re not. Think of online dating as your dating resume, Wang suggests. A lot of people go on one or two dates and think, ‘oh this just isn’t for me’, and delete the apps.