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Short-term sexual relationships over one-night stands seem to be what users crave, according to a new study published by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.With more and more users whose desires are shifting, the stigma of finding a mate online is lessening. Being turned down stimulates the same part of the brain that processes physical pain, according to a 2011 study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Although the survey wasn't scientific, the results were revealing.Almost one in six singles (15%) reported feeling addicted to the online process of looking for a date.Researchers surveyed 300 university students about their mental health, cell phone and internet use, and motivations for using electronic devices."With growing support for the connection between technology use and mental health, the relationship between motivation for cellphone or internet use and well-being warrants further exploration," he said.
Now imagine that you suffer from crippling anxiety.
Five dating apps -- Tinder, Bumble, Match, Plenty Of Fish and Zoosk -- rank in the top 50 highest-grossing social apps in the Apple Store, with Tinder becoming the overall top-grossing app in September thanks to Tinder Gold, a paid "add-on" of premium features.
Last year, released a volunteer-based study on recent dating trends.
The Wyldfire app allows female users to invite only the men who they would want their friends to date into the dating pool.
The matchmaker site likes to take things offline too by offering local meetup events for its users.