Facts on online dating
Last year, a Buzz Feed writer created mock online dating profiles with stock photos from people of different race as well as those associated with different class stereotypes.
The writer found that when someone viewed the person as “working-class”, they were matched 13 per cent of the time, but when they considered the person “middle-class” the match rate would jump to between 36 and 39 percent.
Researchers found men spend 50 per cent less time reading the profiles than women, in contrast to spending 65 per cent more time looking at pictures.3.
Algorithms won’t predict whether people are compatible A report published in the journal psychological Science in the Public Interest said dating websites couldn’t predict whether a relationship would last just because two people had similar interests and personalities.
With so many singletons turning online to look for love, it is no wonder researchers have taken an interest.
While studying dating rituals at grand scale had proven difficult in the past, the internet has provided researches with an array of resources to try and understand how people are connecting both online and offline.
Researchers also claim couples that met online have a 6 per cent divorce rate compared to 8 per cent from partnerships made offline.8.
Online dating saves you money Converg Ex Group researchers found couples that meet online get married after 18.5 months compared to the average of 42 months for “offline couples”.
The landscape of technology is constantly changing, which means so are many aspects of our lives. Before dating sites came along in the mid-1990s, most people were meeting their partners through friends, work, or classified ads in the newspaper.
Current online dating site users explained their reasons for using online dating sites or apps with answers that included finding someone for a long term relationship or even marriage and the chance to meet people who just want to have fun.
According to another recent survey of dating site users, 66 percent of U. singles used online dating to expand their dating pool.
The same survey also found that there were more male internet users who were currently using dating sites or apps than female users.
Dating sites and apps were most popular among younger internet users - 30 percent of U. internet users aged 18 to 29 years were currently using dating sites or apps and a further 31 percent had done so previously.