Why online dating?
There are multiple reasons behind the growing preference for online dating:
Lack of time (a classic reason): In today’s world of fast-paced lifestyles, we are so busy with work that there is no time to go out and meet people.
Avoid horrid first dates: A dating site allows you to streamline your search so you can find the most compatible person based on mutual interests. That means you’ll know you have something in common before you go on your first date.
A vast pool of potential mates: You only have so many chances to socialize in a given day. You can meet potential mates at your workplace, at the bar or at any club at which you are a member. Maybe your best friend or sibling may introduce you to someone who they think is ‘perfect for you’, from time to time! But even then, you’re looking at a limited dating pool. A dating site expands your circle of prospective matches for the best outcomes.
No obligation to show up: As you can choose to share or withhold or photo initially, there is no guilt if you don’t like a person you’ve chatted with or stand them up on a date.
Online dating statistics
• A majority of Americans believe that online dating is a good way to meet people
• Online dating has surged among adults aged 25 and under, as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s
• 38% of those who are currently ‘single and searching’ for a partner have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps
• 64% of people say that common interests are the most important factor in assessing compatibility
• 20% of current committed relationships began online
• Dating site customers spend an average of $243 each year
• Only 10% of users abandon a dating site within the first three months
Digital technology has transformed the way people seek out and form romantic relationships. In the United States, 15% of adults use dating websites or mobile dating apps to meet new people.
Online dating makes it easier for potential mates to connect, sowing the seeds of love or friendship. The opportunity to meet more people also increases the chances of finding that special someone and taking personal goals forward