in France that's surprising even the pollsters.According to the IFOP institute, which has been assessing dating site behavior for years, more and more registered members are using dating services for “one-night stands.” Over the last three years, the percentage of users who say they are deliberately using such websites to obtain a passing sexual encounter has almost doubled: 38 percent in 2015, up from 22 percent in 2012.Among actual users of those sites, 68 percent have met another user “for real,” and 83 percent of these users have had at least one sexual relationship as a result. Most of those encounters were “exclusively” sexual (56 percent) or short-lived relationships (62 percent).
People wear less clothes during the warmer months and are more willing to get out of the house thanks to the increased temperature, Dr.
So why is summer the ideal time for a casual hookup?
One possibility is the transitory nature of summer months, with more people traveling who are less likely to be interested in a serious commitment, Ok Cupid Data Scientist Dale Markowitz said.
The founder of Tinder has said people can do “whatever” they want when they meet up, but in Tinder’s case “whatever” basically means sex. People build a profile with up to six pictures and a 500 character limit bio, then they set their preferences. You look at pictures of other people and swipe right if you’re into them and left if you’re not.
They select the gender they’re interested in, the preferred age range and the search distance from 1-98 miles (because would anyone really drive more than 100 miles for a hook-up? I joined in the spring of this year and have played with it sporadically ever since. The odd part was mostly mental, like sure I might have been after a purely physical connection, but my brain unfortunately didn’t completely shut off.