Online dating site statistics
According to the Pew Research Center, the overwhelming majority of Americans suggest that online dating is a good way to meet people.Online dating services are now the second most popular way to meet a partner.Online dating has moved from being a niche activity to a part of everyday life.It is enjoyed daily by millions and is the largest single source of new relationships.
Over 20% of women posted photos of their younger selves. Their most common lies were about their financial situation, specifically about having a better job (financially) than they actually do.Simply put, online dating has become socially acceptable.With any online social sites, there are risks, but do you know the reality of those risks? About one-third of online daters do not upload a profile picture to their online dating profile.That’s 156% more golddiggers, guys, so think twice about whether you want to post that kind of personal info. On free dating sites, at least 10% of new accounts are from scammers, says Marketdata Enterprise, Inc. Let me repeat that: twenty-five percent of rapists used online dating sites to find their victims. Dinner for Six, a matchmaking service in Denver, Colorado says that 51% percent of online dating singles are already in a relationship, yet are putting themselves out there as being single. More than 53% of Americans fabricate parts or all of their dating profile details, according to Huff Post.
They go on to say “Most of these are lies their dates can spot in the first few seconds of seeing them.Makes sense: “I work in the entertainment industry”…Dude, you sell tickets at the local theater. According to MSNBC, research shows that 11% of people using online dating services are married. In 2011 alone, the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center lodged 5,600 complaints from victims of “romance scammers” with collective losses of over fifty million dollars.