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“Think back on your bedtime stories as a child,” he writes, “and I bet these words are lodged somewhere in your brain: ‘…and they fell in love, got married, and lived happily ever after.’ These imagined happy endings stick with us as adults.” Viren Swami, social psychology professor at Anglia Ruskin University, argues that dating apps often work as outlets to pursue such “happy endings”.
“The pressure to be in relationships,” Swami says, “and the perception that there is something ‘wrong’ with remaining single, can create a drive or need to be on dating apps.” But far from easing the discontent of being single, many young people feel that dating apps have amplified it.
Recently, the banking company Revolut released a faux-sympathetic advert addressed to “the 12,750 people who ordered a single takeaway on Valentine’s Day”. ” Before criticism turned to the revelation that the company had made up the data, anger was directed at the tone of the advert.
It was a window onto a society where, despite the growing number of single people, just being single can be seen as a symptom of discontent.
The percentage of 18 to 24-year-olds (single or otherwise) dating online nearly tripled between 20, rising from 10 per cent to 27 per cent And for many, dating apps are becoming more than just a game.But despite such countless options, an increasing proportion of the UK is single.The number of single people has risen by 31 per cent in the past 15 years.It is true that many very unhappy people are single: more than 41 per cent of UK adults who report the lowest levels of well-being., in which he describes love and marriage as “narrative traps”.