As of late 2014, roughly 50 million people were using Tinder every month, and nearly 9 billion matches have been made since. From all of those matches, roughly 1.5 million in-person dates stem each week, and more than half go on a second date. In short: start setting up those dinner reservations now.
5. You are most likely talking to a sincere person, not a catfish
Um, hello? Catfish can’t talk. Kidding -- but really, that’s a huge generalization to make about the billions of people found on dating apps. We get that Nev Schulman and Manti Te’o got the short end of the stick here, but that doesn’t automatically mean you'll experience the same woes. Gwendolyn Seidman, an associate professor of psychology at Albright College, explains, “online daters realize that while, on the one hand, they want to make the best possible impression in their profile, on the other hand, if they do want to pursue an offline relationship, they can’t begin it with outright falsehoods that will quickly be revealed for what they are.”
In other words, people who actually want to take you on a date after a day of talking aren’t going to be showing up with an MTV camera crew and a sob story on how they're not actually Bow Wow. If they’re really serious about taking you out, the chances of them lying about who they are become significantly smaller because -- as Seidman pointed out -- you can’t adequately start a relationship with a lie.