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Online Dating Fatigue Despite Summertime Peak

Google trends says online dating peaks every six months — during the holiday season and right about now, early summer. But, according to one writer, overall enthusiasm with the whole thing just isn’t what it used to be.

Julie Beck is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic and says there’s a rise in online dating fatigue.

“They market themselves as very efficient, and they are efficient at helping you move through people. But they are not actually any more efficient at leading to a relationship," Beck said.

Beck says dating apps feel more like a chore, part of a necessary task and participants are just not that into it anymore.

“It’s not to say that things can can never work, just that I think for a lot of people the experience is a lot more frustrating than they expected,” Beck said.

According to Match.com, there are 86 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women nationwide. It’s the other way around for some notable Western cities including Paradise, Nevada, and Tempe, Arizona, according to the site.

Heather van Blokland was a host at KJZZ from 2016 to 2021.