5 Widely Believed Dating Myths (Science Says Aren't True)

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The dating world has lots of myths surrounding certain types of people. Pick any chick flick and you will see the hot and sexy have a much better dating life than the computer geeks. But science has successfully debunked these myths, proving that romance is preferential. So, let’s look at 5 widely believed dating myths that science says aren’t true.

1. Women Are Too Emotional

Women get emotional over everything and get hysterical when their man says something inappropriate. Then the man comes over, calms her down and makes her see why she is being so unreasonable. Yes, this myth already sounds pretty ridiculous, but you will be surprised to know how many men will actually agree with this. However, studies show it is actually men who are more affected by the everyday drama of their relationship. But instead of openly talking about their feelings, they prefer to show passive aggressive behavior.

2. Feminism Is a Romance Killer

Feminist women don’t need men. They have climbed the corporate ladder, they make their own money, and they pay their own bills. Feminists condemn all male objectification and oppression. However, research shows most women who are romantically involved with men are actually feminists. Men who are dating feminists claim to have a more satisfied sex life. So, don’t worry about feminists ruining romance by constantly complaining about women oppression.

3. Cohabiting Before Marriage Builds a Better Relationship

Nowadays couples move in together before they even discuss marriage. And it seems quite reasonable. After all there is no better way to get to know your significant other before deciding to get married. But science says otherwise. Couples who live together before marriage have a higher divorce rate and less marital satisfaction than people who moved in together after marriage. Researchers believe this is because couples who move in to ‘test’ their relationship are doing so to keep their options open. So, at the first sign of failure, they quickly dissolve their relationship without having to deal with any consequences.

4. Video Game Addicts Are Loners

This is a fairly common myth where all gamers are considered to be so obsessed with their gaming world that they don’t have a love life. Researchers say this is not at all true. In fact, most gamers have an exciting love life, mainly because the online gaming world is growing so strongly that most guys are part of it. Secondly, a growing number of women are also big on gaming and many have met their significant other through online gaming.

5. Online Dating Is For Losers

People resort to online dating when all other options have run dry. These people don’t have a social life of their own so they register at online dating sites to put an end to loneliness. Science absolutely debunks this myth. Almost 25% of online daters end up marrying someone they meet through online dating. Researchers find the anonymity factor helps people be more honest and open about their feelings on a computer screen rather than in real life.