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Dating apps spared downturn amid inflation, economic pressures – Spectrum News NY1

Inflation is causing some to go on fewer dates and get more creative while making connections.

TikTok influencer and dating coach Tiffany Baira says it isn’t cheap being single.


What You Need To Know

  • Alcoholic beverages outside the home are up 7% from October 2021 to October 2022 and food at restaurants is up 5.4% from year over year
  • According to Lending Tree, one in three Americans have declined a date because of money
  • Dating apps are not reporting a downturn in business

“Things are very expensive. And I think the biggest thing is to not try to pretend to have more money than you have or be something that you’re not,” Baira said.

That means singles should take into account the cost of a date.

Alcoholic beverages outside the home are up 7% from October 2021 to October 2022 and food at restaurants is up 5.4% year over year.

Baira said to use resources the city has to offer like parks, and because it’s cold, museums which offer pay as you wish days.

According to Lending Tree, one in three Americans have declined a date because of money. Its survey found the average cost of a first date in the country is $77. Here in the city of course, expect to pay more.

“Always make sure you have means to cover your own date. And if someone doesn’t behave in the way you want, you don’t have to see them again, but there’s nothing worse than your date expecting you to go halves and you don’t have the money,” Baira said.

It’s also possible people are looking to avoid formal dates entirely, and keep the courting virtual for as long as possible.

Dating apps are not reporting a downturn in business.

Match Group which owns Tinder and Hinge reports a 2% increase in paid subscribers across brands. Tinder alone saw a 7% increase.​

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Dating apps spared downturn amid inflation, economic pressures – Spectrum News NY1

Inflation is causing some to go on fewer dates and get more creative while making connections.

TikTok influencer and dating coach Tiffany Baira says it isn’t cheap being single.


What You Need To Know

  • Alcoholic beverages outside the home are up 7% from October 2021 to October 2022 and food at restaurants is up 5.4% from year over year
  • According to Lending Tree, one in three Americans have declined a date because of money
  • Dating apps are not reporting a downturn in business

“Things are very expensive. And I think the biggest thing is to not try to pretend to have more money than you have or be something that you’re not,” Baira said.

That means singles should take into account the cost of a date.

Alcoholic beverages outside the home are up 7% from October 2021 to October 2022 and food at restaurants is up 5.4% year over year.

Baira said to use resources the city has to offer like parks, and because it’s cold, museums which offer pay as you wish days.

According to Lending Tree, one in three Americans have declined a date because of money. Its survey found the average cost of a first date in the country is $77. Here in the city of course, expect to pay more.

“Always make sure you have means to cover your own date. And if someone doesn’t behave in the way you want, you don’t have to see them again, but there’s nothing worse than your date expecting you to go halves and you don’t have the money,” Baira said.

It’s also possible people are looking to avoid formal dates entirely, and keep the courting virtual for as long as possible.

Dating apps are not reporting a downturn in business.

Match Group which owns Tinder and Hinge reports a 2% increase in paid subscribers across brands. Tinder alone saw a 7% increase.​

Source: https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMic2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lm55MS5jb20vbnljL2FsbC1ib3JvdWdocy9uZXdzLzIwMjIvMTIvMDgvZGF0aW5nLWFwcHMtc3BhcmVkLWRvd250dXJuLWFtaWQtaW5mbGF0aW9uLS1lY29ub21pYy1wcmVzc3VyZXPSAQA?oc=5

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Dating apps spared downturn amid inflation, economic pressures – Spectrum News NY1

Inflation is causing some to go on fewer dates and get more creative while making connections.

TikTok influencer and dating coach Tiffany Baira says it isn’t cheap being single.


What You Need To Know

  • Alcoholic beverages outside the home are up 7% from October 2021 to October 2022 and food at restaurants is up 5.4% from year over year
  • According to Lending Tree, one in three Americans have declined a date because of money
  • Dating apps are not reporting a downturn in business

“Things are very expensive. And I think the biggest thing is to not try to pretend to have more money than you have or be something that you’re not,” Baira said.

That means singles should take into account the cost of a date.

Alcoholic beverages outside the home are up 7% from October 2021 to October 2022 and food at restaurants is up 5.4% year over year.

Baira said to use resources the city has to offer like parks, and because it’s cold, museums which offer pay as you wish days.

According to Lending Tree, one in three Americans have declined a date because of money. Its survey found the average cost of a first date in the country is $77. Here in the city of course, expect to pay more.

“Always make sure you have means to cover your own date. And if someone doesn’t behave in the way you want, you don’t have to see them again, but there’s nothing worse than your date expecting you to go halves and you don’t have the money,” Baira said.

It’s also possible people are looking to avoid formal dates entirely, and keep the courting virtual for as long as possible.

Dating apps are not reporting a downturn in business.

Match Group which owns Tinder and Hinge reports a 2% increase in paid subscribers across brands. Tinder alone saw a 7% increase.​

Source: https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMic2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lm55MS5jb20vbnljL2FsbC1ib3JvdWdocy9uZXdzLzIwMjIvMTIvMDgvZGF0aW5nLWFwcHMtc3BhcmVkLWRvd250dXJuLWFtaWQtaW5mbGF0aW9uLS1lY29ub21pYy1wcmVzc3VyZXPSAQA?oc=5

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Top 8 dating trends of 2022 – Mashable

The last few years have been a whirlwind in general, and certainly in dating. Major events have impacted how singles feel and act, from COVID to the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Here are top eight dating trends of 2022, including virtual and inflation-conscious dating.

Saving time and money with Zoom

During the worst of the pandemic, some people opted only for virtual dates — say, hopping on Zoom or chatting on the phone with a dating app match. This year was no different, with virtual dating still a dominant trend. As dating coach and eharmony relationship expert Laurel House told Mashable back in June, “people are much more protective…of their time” now.

Virtual dates make first dates even lower stakes. Not only do they save time and money (commuting, food and drinks), but it serves daters as a gauge over whether they actually want to meet someone in person. Especially given inflation, they’re not going anywhere. 

Finding love amid inflation

Cost hikes hit the dating scene in 2022, just as they impact every other aspect of our lives. The top three stressors for singles today are finance-related according to Singles in America, an annual study of over 5,000 single people in the U.S. conducted by Match. Thirty-nine percent are most stressed about the economy; 37 percent about their long-term financial future; and 36 percent on the effects of inflation. 

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How the cost of living crisis is impacting the way we date

Other data reveals much of the same. According to eharmony’s end-of-year and 2023 dating trends, 47 percent have passed on a date due to their personal financial situation. Those numbers jump to 62 percent of millennials and 64 percent of Gen Z respondents, the youngest of daters. Eharmony interviewed a nationally representative sample of over 900 single U.S.-based adults 18 and older.

It’s clear that as we move into 2023, dating costs are at the top of some people’s minds. In data collected by OkCupid this year, most — 54 percent of respondents — said they want to spend $50 or less on their first date. Bumble predicts that next year, “cash candid dating” — increased transparency over finances in the early stages of dating — will be all the rage. 

Politics more important than ever

Inflation isn’t the only macro news we’re seeing reverberations in dating. Political polarization in the U.S. has increased in the last few years, and it’s no doubt affected how singles interact. …….

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Bringing Age Verification to Facebook Dating – Meta

We’re committed to making sure people have age-appropriate experiences across our technologies, and as part of this work, we’ve been testing age verification tools and using age detection technology to stop people under the age of 18 from accessing experiences meant for adults.

Starting today, we’re expanding our age verification test to Facebook Dating in the US. We require people to be at least 18 years old in order to sign up for and access Facebook Dating, and age verification tools will help verify that only adults are using the service and  help prevent minors from accessing it. We’re also continuing our partnership with Yoti, a company that specializes in online age verification, so that people have more than one option to choose from to verify their age.

How Age Verification on Facebook Dating Works

We want to make sure people are placed in experiences that are appropriate for their ages, so we use technology to understand where people have misrepresented how old they are. That’s why we’ve invested in age detection technology to find potential discrepancies in the ages people provide us and the age we think they may be based on our technology. If we detect someone may be under the age of 18 and trying to use Facebook Dating, we will prompt them to verify their age. They will have two options to choose from:

  • Video Selfie: If you choose this option, you’ll see instructions on your screen to guide you through the process. After you take a video selfie, we share a still image from the video with Yoti and nothing else. Yoti’s technology estimates your age based on your facial features, shares that estimate with us and the image is then deleted immediately. The technology cannot recognize your identity — just your age.
  • ID Upload: You can also choose to upload a form of identification to verify your age. After you upload a copy of your ID, it’ll be encrypted and stored securely, and won’t be visible on your Facebook profile or to other people on the app. Once your age has been verified, you can manage how long your ID is saved for.

Our Approach to Age Verification

Providing people with more than one option to verify their age allows them to select a method that best fits their needs and preferences. For example, many people don’t always have access to the forms …….

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Bringing Age Verification to Facebook Dating – Meta

We’re committed to making sure people have age-appropriate experiences across our technologies, and as part of this work, we’ve been testing age verification tools and using age detection technology to stop people under the age of 18 from accessing experiences meant for adults.

Starting today, we’re expanding our age verification test to Facebook Dating in the US. We require people to be at least 18 years old in order to sign up for and access Facebook Dating, and age verification tools will help verify that only adults are using the service and  help prevent minors from accessing it. We’re also continuing our partnership with Yoti, a company that specializes in online age verification, so that people have more than one option to choose from to verify their age.

How Age Verification on Facebook Dating Works

We want to make sure people are placed in experiences that are appropriate for their ages, so we use technology to understand where people have misrepresented how old they are. That’s why we’ve invested in age detection technology to find potential discrepancies in the ages people provide us and the age we think they may be based on our technology. If we detect someone may be under the age of 18 and trying to use Facebook Dating, we will prompt them to verify their age. They will have two options to choose from:

  • Video Selfie: If you choose this option, you’ll see instructions on your screen to guide you through the process. After you take a video selfie, we share a still image from the video with Yoti and nothing else. Yoti’s technology estimates your age based on your facial features, shares that estimate with us and the image is then deleted immediately. The technology cannot recognize your identity — just your age.
  • ID Upload: You can also choose to upload a form of identification to verify your age. After you upload a copy of your ID, it’ll be encrypted and stored securely, and won’t be visible on your Facebook profile or to other people on the app. Once your age has been verified, you can manage how long your ID is saved for.

Our Approach to Age Verification

Providing people with more than one option to verify their age allows them to select a method that best fits their needs and preferences. For example, many people don’t always have access to the forms …….

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Bringing Age Verification to Facebook Dating – Meta

We’re committed to making sure people have age-appropriate experiences across our technologies, and as part of this work, we’ve been testing age verification tools and using age detection technology to stop people under the age of 18 from accessing experiences meant for adults.

Starting today, we’re expanding our age verification test to Facebook Dating in the US. We require people to be at least 18 years old in order to sign up for and access Facebook Dating, and age verification tools will help verify that only adults are using the service and  help prevent minors from accessing it. We’re also continuing our partnership with Yoti, a company that specializes in online age verification, so that people have more than one option to choose from to verify their age.

How Age Verification on Facebook Dating Works

We want to make sure people are placed in experiences that are appropriate for their ages, so we use technology to understand where people have misrepresented how old they are. That’s why we’ve invested in age detection technology to find potential discrepancies in the ages people provide us and the age we think they may be based on our technology. If we detect someone may be under the age of 18 and trying to use Facebook Dating, we will prompt them to verify their age. They will have two options to choose from:

  • Video Selfie: If you choose this option, you’ll see instructions on your screen to guide you through the process. After you take a video selfie, we share a still image from the video with Yoti and nothing else. Yoti’s technology estimates your age based on your facial features, shares that estimate with us and the image is then deleted immediately. The technology cannot recognize your identity — just your age.
  • ID Upload: You can also choose to upload a form of identification to verify your age. After you upload a copy of your ID, it’ll be encrypted and stored securely, and won’t be visible on your Facebook profile or to other people on the app. Once your age has been verified, you can manage how long your ID is saved for.

Our Approach to Age Verification

Providing people with more than one option to verify their age allows them to select a method that best fits their needs and preferences. For example, many people don’t always have access to the forms …….

Source: https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMiQ2h0dHBzOi8vYWJvdXQuZmIuY29tL25ld3MvMjAyMi8xMi9mYWNlYm9vay1kYXRpbmctYWdlLXZlcmlmaWNhdGlvbi_SAUdodHRwczovL2Fib3V0LmZiLmNvbS9uZXdzLzIwMjIvMTIvZmFjZWJvb2stZGF0aW5nLWFnZS12ZXJpZmljYXRpb24vYW1wLw?oc=5

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Bringing Age Verification to Facebook Dating – Meta

We’re committed to making sure people have age-appropriate experiences across our technologies, and as part of this work, we’ve been testing age verification tools and using age detection technology to stop people under the age of 18 from accessing experiences meant for adults.

Starting today, we’re expanding our age verification test to Facebook Dating in the US. We require people to be at least 18 years old in order to sign up for and access Facebook Dating, and age verification tools will help verify that only adults are using the service and  help prevent minors from accessing it. We’re also continuing our partnership with Yoti, a company that specializes in online age verification, so that people have more than one option to choose from to verify their age.

How Age Verification on Facebook Dating Works

We want to make sure people are placed in experiences that are appropriate for their ages, so we use technology to understand where people have misrepresented how old they are. That’s why we’ve invested in age detection technology to find potential discrepancies in the ages people provide us and the age we think they may be based on our technology. If we detect someone may be under the age of 18 and trying to use Facebook Dating, we will prompt them to verify their age. They will have two options to choose from:

  • Video Selfie: If you choose this option, you’ll see instructions on your screen to guide you through the process. After you take a video selfie, we share a still image from the video with Yoti and nothing else. Yoti’s technology estimates your age based on your facial features, shares that estimate with us and the image is then deleted immediately. The technology cannot recognize your identity — just your age.
  • ID Upload: You can also choose to upload a form of identification to verify your age. After you upload a copy of your ID, it’ll be encrypted and stored securely, and won’t be visible on your Facebook profile or to other people on the app. Once your age has been verified, you can manage how long your ID is saved for.

Our Approach to Age Verification

Providing people with more than one option to verify their age allows them to select a method that best fits their needs and preferences. For example, many people don’t always have access to the forms …….

Source: https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMiQ2h0dHBzOi8vYWJvdXQuZmIuY29tL25ld3MvMjAyMi8xMi9mYWNlYm9vay1kYXRpbmctYWdlLXZlcmlmaWNhdGlvbi_SAUdodHRwczovL2Fib3V0LmZiLmNvbS9uZXdzLzIwMjIvMTIvZmFjZWJvb2stZGF0aW5nLWFnZS12ZXJpZmljYXRpb24vYW1wLw?oc=5

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A new use for dating apps: chasing STIs – WUSF Public Media

Heather Meador and Anna Herber-Downey use dating apps on the job — and their boss knows it.

Both are public health nurses employed by Linn County Public Health in eastern Iowa. They’ve learned that dating apps are the most efficient way to inform users that people they previously met on the sites may have exposed them to sexually transmitted infections.

A nationwide surge in STIs — with reported cases of gonorrhea and syphilis increasing 10% and 7%, respectively, from 2019 to 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — isn’t sparing Iowa. The duo has found that the telephone call, a traditional method of contact tracing, no longer works well.

“When I started 12 years ago, we called everyone,” said Meador, the county health department’s clinical branch supervisor. “It’s getting harder and harder to just call someone on the phone.”

Even texting is ineffective, they said. And people aren’t necessarily answering messages on Facebook. The dating apps are where they’re at.

Because many people are meeting sex partners online — via sites like Grindr or Snapchat, which are headquartered in West Hollywood and Santa Monica, California, respectively — contact tracers often don’t have much information to go on, just a screen name or a picture.

So, about a year ago, Meador and her colleagues got approval from their bosses at the local level to build profiles on the app, through which they can contact the sex partners of infected people.

Traditionally, contact tracers interview people infected with an STI about their recent encounters and then reach out to those partners to tell them about the potential exposure.

Linn County contact tracers use the apps throughout their workday. Grindr, in particular, relies on geolocation, showing users matches who are close by. So the tracers use the apps when they’re out and about, hoping to wander into the same neighborhoods as the person diagnosed with an STI. Sometimes users “tap” the contract tracers to see whether they’re interested — in dating, that is.

When the public health officials spot someone they’re looking for, they send a message asking for a call. It’s a successful method: Herber-Downey estimated they make an initial contact 75% of the time.

Linn County’s decision to move online comes as STI rates rise nationally, funding to fight them falls, and people adopt new technologies to meet people and seek fun. “STIs are increasing way faster than the funding we have,” said Leo Parker, director of prevention programs for the …….

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How I Built a Healthy Social and Dating Life While Building a Startup – Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Whether you are working 40+ hours a week or building your own company, having a good work/life balance is extremely important. Sure, having a lot of money is fun, but if you are always tired and never get to spend time with your friends and family, is it really worth it? While starting your own business is certainly a rewarding experience, not taking the time to enjoy yourself outside of your work can take a huge toll on your physical, spiritual and mental health.

So, if you find that you’re constantly buried in your work, it’s important to step back and consider the areas of your personal life that you may be neglecting. Here’s how I was able to build a healthy social and dating life while growing my startup — and how you can do it, too.

Related: How to Be an Entrepreneur and Have a Life!

The importance of balance

At the beginning of 2020, I decided to put my entire life savings into starting a software startup in my parents’ basement. The best part was, I was 19 years old and had no startup experience.
The only thing I had going for me was the desire to succeed. To turn my idea into a reality, I decided to go into grind mode. Grind mode is a period where I don’t hang with any friends, don’t go on any dates or travel anywhere. This period is specifically set to achieve a specific goal.

For building my software startup, six months was a perfect period to put my head down and grind. During these six months, I didn’t have any issues with mental health or boredom. The only thing I was thinking about was the finished product.

After the six-month period, I did some light socializing here and there, but my personal life slowly started to drift downhill. I wasn’t losing passion for what I was doing. I loved working with trends and helping creators. But the constant work and lack of human interaction outside of work slowly destroyed me. This was when I realized I needed to have balance in my life.

Related: Science Knows You Need to Get a Life Outside of Work. This Is How You Do It.

How I built a social life

As far as my spiritual, physical and financial, those were all good at the time. The areas I was lacking in were family, social, dating and …….

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