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Love at First Click- Is Online Dating for You?

LOVE AT FIRST CLICK IS Online Dating FOR YOU? Recent years has seen a huge increase in online dating. Here, we look at some of the available options, and some dos and don'ts when it comes to profile set-up. FACTS AND STATS 70% of users are between the age of 16 and 34. Online dating is estimated to be, worth over $4 billion/ €3.65 billion / £2.59 billion worldwide. Studies indicate that the busiest day to try online dating is the first Sunday after New Year's Day between 5 and 8pm. 66% of users are male. Women are 73% more likely to get a response from a man if they mention dinner, drinks or lunch. 80% of gay men now meet their, long term partners online. Iran uses a state run dating site to detract citizens from using 10 % of people leave after the first three months of trying online dating. western sites. WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS? tinder Established in 2011. Used on mobile devices only. Matches candidates using geographical location, mutual friends and common interests. Allows users to anonymously like each other by swiping right, and passing by swiping left. Two users that like each other creates a match and enables them to chat within the : app. Over 50 million users worldwide. Over one billion matches made to date. 50% of users are aged between 18 and 24. Founded in 1995. Serves 25 countries in a wide range of languages. Over 17 million active monthly users. :::** Allows users to set up profile and to create search filters to find their ideal match. Premium service that requires a payment in order to connect with people. O App enables users to email, wink or instant message while on the move. Largest user group is 25-44 year olds. okcupid Launched in 2004. Over 3.5 million users. Questions asked in profile set up help others to find you. Completely free service. Apps available for 1OS and Android. Higher attractiveness ratings attributed by fellow users result in you being matched with people holding a similar attractiveness rating. POF Founded in 2003- Popular in Canada, U.S., Australia, Brazil, Ireland and the U.K. PLENTY OF FISH Free to use, but upgraded paid service allows users to see when their profile has been viewed and whether a private message has been read or not. 100 million registered users. Matches based on profile information and mutual likes. Uses MeetMe feature to match singles in your area with similar interests. Mobile app available. PROFILE DOS AND DON TS DOS DON'TS X Avoid using dislikes. X Don't post a photo of you and your friends- decreases response chances. V Tell the truth. v Use three to four different pictures for your profile. V Post a full body photo- increases chances of response significantly. X Don't be misleading. X Don't start every sentence with “T". v Be interesting. X Don't be afraid to be open and say what you are looking for. v Be specific. v Be different. X Avoid using to0 many exclamation marks or emoticons. v Share some of your values. Don't make demands on the type of person you are looking for. v Paint a picture of your life. V Use a playful username. X Don't send crude private messages. WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD? At present, 33% of couples are estimated to meet online. Suggested that by 2040 70% of couples will meet online. 55-64 year olds using dating sites, and apps, is expected to grow by 30% by 2030. Increased mobile device usage will contribute to an increase in mobile app usage for online dating. Paid sites will increasingly focus on those that are looking for serious commitment, while free sites will target the more casual user. REFERENCES Bespoke Diamonds

Love at First Click- Is Online Dating for You?

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With the increase in online dating in recent years , this infographic details some of the stats as well as the options available.


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