Online Dating Statistics You Need to Know

Online Dating Facts

It’s hardly news that online dating has skyrocketed in popularity over the years. As the world’s perception of internet dating shifts, so too have the dating trends that come with it. No longer seen as the last resort of ‘desperate’ singletons, online dating now attracts ladies and gents of all ages, from all walks of life.


Whether you’re a veteran dater or you’re thinking of joining an online dating site, let’s take a look at some of the hottest dating statistics you need in your life right now.


1 in 5 relationships start online


With more singletons using internet dating sites than ever before, it’s now far easier to meet people online than it is in person. We all lead busy lives, and as technology evolves, online dating is not only fun – it’s convenient. By chatting online before you meet face to face, you can be sure they are worth a first date. So it’s no wonder that one in five relationships start online really, is it?


35% of spouses meet online


If that wasn’t impressive enough, how about the fact that over a third of marriages begin online? Surprising though this statistic may seem, it does make sense. After all, by laying out your interests, personality, and what you’re looking for in a relationship from the start, it’s pretty inevitable that online dating often leads to wedding bells.


As the study in question is now a couple of years old, we can only imagine how these numbers have grown since the survey was conducted in 2013.


18-24 year olds love online dating


The vast number of online daters isn’t the only thing to have changed since 2013. A recent survey demonstrated a huge shift in opinion towards online dating amongst young adults over the past few years.


When 18-24 year olds were asked if they had used these platforms in 2013, only 10% said yes. However, in 2015, an impressive 27% said they use or have used an online dating site –  a nearly threefold increase over just two years!


81% of online daters tell white lies


In an effort to secure that hot date, it’s hardly surprising that many online daters tell white lies about their age, height, wealth and appearance. But the real question is, why? If you’re serious about getting to know someone, it won’t take long for them to discover that you’ve been telling porkies. So save yourself the headaches and find someone who loves you for who you really are.


Online dating is constantly evolving, as numbers surge, technology advances, and dating etiquette changes. These are just a few of our favourite online dating facts and statistics, which give us an insight into the views and behaviour of singletons around the globe.


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  1. Anvimurthy March 16, 2016 @ 9:33 am

    Great tips about online dating..

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