From 1976 to 2011, the number of religious young adults has reduced by over half.
About 26% of all young adults in 2011 claimed to have no religion, a rise from 12% in 1976.
At the same time, they now have improved access to ICTs.
The combination of globalization, ICTs and the personal, emotional, and intimate have led to the growth of online dating. And while religion-based niche dating sites and chat rooms exist, religion provided a kind of barrier from unconventional ideas including online dating.
Generally, prospective members are required to give personal details like age, location, interests, and hobbies before they can start browsing profiles of potential partners.
On most platforms, users can upload and check other users’ photos.
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Some of the different branches include: Online niche dating is a type of streamlined matchmaking where users with particular interests or characteristics can contact each other with hopes of starting a casual or committed relationship.
Results Are Matching Up With Traditional Dating A 2012 study by the University of Stanford revealed that the strength and quality of relationships initiated online were at par with results from conventional dating.
Although the internet has made it easier for people to secure casual encounters, people who are after committed relationships are managing to find them online.
Although the reduction is across the entire population, it is more pronounced among young people.
This increased flexibility has made Australians more likely to tolerate such unconventional approaches as online dating.