A recent study published by Consumer Reports found that though social apps can be fraught with scammers, fake profiles, and social stigma - they actually do help people form long-term, lasting connections. About 45% of people surveyed admitted that they had made long-term connections via online social and dating apps.
Interestingly, the study showed that 41% of men didn’t want to use an “app” because they were concerned about being scammed. Almost 10% of men in the study listed their reason for not joining a social/dating app as knowing someone else that had a bad experience on apps.
Freemium apps were viewed most favorably in the study - while apps like Zoosk, Chemistry, and Ashley Madison got the lowest rankings from its users (and cost upwards of $50 per month!)
Though using social apps may sometimes feel boring, repetitive, and time-consuming, it was found that they often do produce the intended result if used consistently and politely - and having a clear face pic also improves results dramatically.
Editor’s Note: Remember that if you’re looking for MORE than a quick hookup, PLEASE have patience and not always expect an immediate reply from the other bros - Relationships/Friendships take time and patience. That being said, if a BRO is too busy [or not interested] and doesn't answer your first few messages - consider moving on 😉.