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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Online dating statistics

Below is a list of online dating statistics raging from success stories to reasons for failing. All statistics have been compiled from various websites. A very informative chart and information from online schools has also been added.

Online dating chart and statistics


Online dating statistics
* Couples who meet on the Internet tend to date for a shorter period (18.5 months) in comparison to 42 months for a relationship created traditionally.

Most who turn to online dating do so due to having less time for finding relationships (due to kids or jobs with longer working hours).

In the last year 17% of couples who married met on a dating site. match.com claims to have led to 30 percent of all marriages of people who met on dating sites.

20 percent of people in a new committed relationship met online. (1 in 5 singles)

*   26% of all Internet users in the U.S. which accounts for around 39 million Americans visited personals website.
*   33% of all online relationships led to a date."

*   There are over 280,000 marriages a year as a direct result of people meeting on an online dating service (Online Dating Magazine - January 2011).
*   Online Dating is the third most popular way for singles to meet, behind school/work and friend/family member. ( Chadwick Martin Bailey and Match.com Study )

*   31% of US citizens use dating websites.

*   In America alone, in 2003, there were 37 million single men and women actively using online dating sites every month. Today though, in 2011, there is an estimated 80 million online dating users, reasons for joining seem to vary, ranging from your average voyeur, those looking for more friends, serious dating, casual dating and flirting.

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  1. Well if you meet someone online what are the chances you meeting them will just be the same in person.

    1. Hey there!

      Thanks for commenting :)

      Online dating as with many other things in life is based on taking your chances and being trusting of the system but also not in anyway naive.
      Many people out there might not be entirely honest about themselves where as others might be completely honest.

      According to statistics people mostly lie about mundane things such as making themselves a little taller than what they actually are or exaggerating their work positions or salaries. According to other stats only 10% of all online dating profiles are complete spam accounts.

      There is no sure way or exact statistics that will make knowing who's being honest and who isn't completely easy to figure out. The only way to find out is by meeting up.

      There can be no harm in meeting someone to find out just how true your online conversations actually were. Online dating first dates can actually be really fun. You have the thrill, excitement and element of surprise to look forward to.
      The most important thing to keep in mind though is to keep safe. Always meet in public places, let someone know where you're going and make your own way to and from the venue at least for the first few dates.

      Another option would be to try something like skype first. This is a little more personal than online chats and a whole lot safer and less "out there" if you're a little shy.

      Hope this helps a little.


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