I chose to share this Ted Talk to emphasize on the fact that we are still in the early stages of digital. We are discovering, testing, implementing. Digital makes us feel less lonely and is capable of boosting our egos in a split second. We are never cut off during a conversation and everyone is listening to us (rather being on Facebook or Quora).
Yet, we have never felt so lonely … Meditate
Happy New Year, wishing you a healthier digital life.
It strikes me how many more men used Tinder in 2015 compared to women (twice more).
But the most interesting element throughout my study has been the proportion of “in a relationship” users. I interviewed a few of them: why are you on this dating app? What will you do if you see your boyfriend/girlfriend on Tinder (how awesome would that be honestly?), what if you “pseudo-fall in love” on the app?
I develop this point in a chapter of my book and I truly was thrilled to investigate on this particular subject.
A more detailed post on the psychology of this “quasi-cheating” behavior coming soon.