Logan Ury, Director of Relationship Science for the dating app Hinge and author of “How to Not Die Alone” discusses the evolution of dating apps and their use during COVID-19 – a period during which most of us have felt more alone than ever. She talks about how her background in behavioral psychology has helped her use data-driven evidence in her research of online dating and finding the key to a happy relationship.
She also gives us her take on the three common dating personas that people embody when looking for their “ideal” relationship: the romaticizer, the maximizer, and the hesitator. Logan and Patrick discuss how FOBO – or the “Fear of a Better Option” – can play a big role in how some people approach dating and how FOBO can also lead individuals down a never-ending search for that “perfect match.”
Finally, Logan provides her take on how she thinks that dating will evolve in the future – from more video dating via apps to increased gender fluidity and types of dating among Gen Z daters. No matter your style of dating, Logan emphasizes the importance of having “Other Significant Others” in your life, because we aren’t meant to go through life alone.