For centuries humans built relationships based on face-to-face interaction – at school, at work, at the pub – but the last decade saw the birth and explosion of a whole new type of love. The love you find online.
Figures from 2017 showed more than 25% of new relationships started online last year. And with more than 1.7 million UK users on the most popular apps, who can blame them?
But now dating expert Sarah Ryan, says she is now witnessing more people looking to take their search for love back into the real world. “I am seeing things such as online dating burnout, recovering from rejection, ghosting, singles misrepresenting themselves online, as well as the building of pseudo-relationships which aren’t real.”
“Traditional dating is ripe for a comeback,” agrees Relate counsellor Rachel Davies. “I wonder if there is going to be a bit of a backlash against online dating as people wake up to how addicted to digital they are – just look at the growing popularity of the…