The dating climate is definitely a lot different than it was five years ago.For starters, you've probably heard a lot about the "hookup culture", but also how Millennials are having less sex than previous generations.Take that, But here's where the discrepancy comes in: hetero women aren't taking advantage of it.Only 29 percent of women initiate the first kiss or sex for the first time (23 percent). Remember that "rule" about not discussing politics on a first date? The 2016 election was an unavoidable topic of discussion on every one of my first dates in the past year — and I'm happy it came up. When it came to the biggest turnoffs, who you voted for was almost just as important as to whether you even voted.
In fact, 125 percent of Gen Y are more likely to say they feel addicted to dating than older generations. But if you're curious about how singles are finding dates, Match found that 40 percent of singles have dated someone they met online, while only 25 percent met a first date through a friend.You may have heard about the "dating apocalypse", but also how dating apps are more popular than ever in the U. and that the majority of Americans say online dating is a good way to meet people.You may believe that we're all still in touch with our exes and past partners due to our obsession with social media and our smartphones, but we're also all ghosting, zombieing, benching, and breadcrumbing each other.Technology, instant gratification, swiping left and right — what's it all doing to us?Match's survey reveals it's got us somewhere in between being hooked and totally fatigued.