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In our Digital Romance report young people told us they prefer flirting online than face-to-face.
Messaging was described as the perfect tool for playful flirting and participants said it was less risky than flirting face-to-face because it’s less embarrassing if you get ‘pied-off’.
When it came to breaking up 84% of respondents had been broken up with through messaging (either text or private message) and 25% of young people had been ‘ghosted’.
Dating language and slang terms are constantly changing and growing. If you’re not familiar with these dating terms then take a look at our online dating glossary below:
If you’re under 25 we’d love to hear your experiences of online dating – this can be positive or negative. Just email us and you can remain anonymous if you want to.
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