Gaudreault says the event was a success and “a great integration,” bringing out more than a thousand people.But the rise of dating apps has really hit the bathhouse industry.In 2012, she tried online dating — and never looked back. “You don’t have to go out and buy drinks all the time, (or) a new outfit.” Duncan is definitely not alone in switching strategies, forgoing traditional dating methods for the online route thanks to its efficiency and lower cost.Some say this trend toward digital dating is having ramifications throughout the dating industry, affecting all sorts of businesses, from nightclubs to bathhouses.
“I think Tinder is taking everyone by storm.”Tinder is a swipe-based app people can use to quickly scan potential matches in their area.
When it came to meeting someone special, Lindsay Duncan tried it all.
Years ago, as a university student, the Mississauga resident typically went out two to three nights a week to pubs, clubs and social events.
“Online dating is more popular than meeting in a bar or meeting through your church or temple,” notes Julie Spira, a Los Angeles-based online dating expert.
It’s now a .2-billion industry, she says, and it’s expected to grow thanks to the rise of smartphones and social media, which help people stay constantly connected to their digital dating realm.“The average user is on two, if not three, dating sites,” Spira says.
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