Dating apps are a booming business, but they may be taking a toll on their users' mental health. Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now a $2 billion industry. But is this a positive development or something to be concerned about?. Nearly a quarter of people have used or are currently using online dating 56% of adults view dating apps and services as either somewhat or very negative;.
Online dating certainly has its place, but expectation[s] need to be held in check. First, it requires a ton of patience: finding a real, lasting relationship online means enduring many, many meh or downright bad dates. Being able to recognize if your expectations of online dating are unhealthy, and then learning to re-frame those expectations in a healthier way.