A new study says that owning crypto may make you more desirable on the dating scene, since crypto owners tend to be “disproportionately young men” with high incomes and advanced technical skills that women find attractive.
To that point, 33% of Americans said they would be more likely to go on a date with someone who mentioned cryptocurrency in their online dating profile. Furthermore, 36% of cryptocurrency owners said they would be more likely to date someone who also owned cryptocurrency.
The survey results are in line with data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics that shows job market participation for men between age 25 and 34 has grown by 2.3% each year since 2001, while women’s jobs have declined.
Cryptocurrency, and bitcoin in particular, surged into the mainstream in 2021. Now, 16% of Americans said they personally have invested in crypto, compared to just 3% in 2017. Sixty-three percent of crypto owners said they have used crypto for payments at least once in the last three months.
As dating becomes increasingly digital, showing off your investments in these growth-oriented assets can help differentiate you from – experts say.
“It’s going to be a lot harder for guys in the future,”
says Peter Leeds, publisher of online crypto investor resource BitcoinResources:
“Women are making their money and they don’t need another traditional guy with a job.”
However dating and cryptocurrencies both are not for everyone and might not worth to invest just to have a potentional date.
At the time of writing Bitcoin price is about $37.952 and its falling since the beginning of the year. It is not a good idea to invest your savings in crypto if you can’t afford for a possible dump. This has been the advise from the beginning of crypto world and we think it is wiser to follow this one.
“The crypto market has become very speculative,”
says Adam White, vice president of GDAX, the digital currency exchange run by Coinbase.
“Unless you’re willing to invest thousands of dollars in crypto and lose it all overnight without even knowing why, I don’t recommend anyone play around in this market.”
While it sounds good that owning crypto makes you more desirable in dating, but its important to note that scams already appeared in the dating scene too. Codenamed ‘CryptoRom’ by Sophos, the scammers were targeting iPhone users on popular dating apps such as Tinder or Bumble.
Scammers combine romantic entices with cryptocurrency scams, taking advantage of Apple’s ad-hoc app distribution to steal millions from people all over the world. A crypto scam app can pop up even if you haven’t searched for crypto, but Sophos noted it’s not always easy to distinguish between scams and legitimate crypto offerings. Experts warns:
“Don’t trust anyone who promises to multiply your digital currency, don’t trust any URL or email that you weren’t expecting,”
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