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The Truth about Online Dating - Looking for Love Online?

The truth about online dating and the business of Love Looking for Love LOVE ONLINE No one's perfect 3IX of people lie about their height, weight or age in their dating profiles!" Claim to be 8.5 lbs thinner than they really Describe themselves as 2 lbs thinner and a half inch taller are Use profile photos taken 1.5 years earlier Use profile photos that are 6 months old, on average Even so, the online dating industry is exploding! 2012 2007: $1.9 Billion.? $900 Million 20 million people visited or used an online dating site 40 million people visited or used an online dating sites Is it about love.or money? Helping people meet people can be very profitable. 3rd quarter 2011 (reparted by Spark Networks, which owns Plenty Of Fish Christian Mingle Between 10 S5m-S10m S12.7m AshleyMadison ZOOSK SG0m+ S90m annually eHarmony 9. SI00m+ SI05.2m over life of company 4th quarter, 2011 (reported by IAC. which owns S105.2m 4th quarter. 2011 (reported by IAC, which owns Online Love Can't Wait Average length of time married couples dated before tying the knot": Met in the "real world" Met online 18.5 months 42 months Where do most people look for their soul mate? Ashley Madison "Life is short. Have an affair." "Get to know the person behind the profile." 1.5 million (visitors per month) 2.3 million Christian Mingle "Find God's Match for YouM 5+ million eHarmony 20 million "#I Most Trusted Online Dating Site" Claims to be responsible for 5% of all U.S. mariages 29 million (2012) 32 million (2011) 50+ million "Everyone knows someone who's found love on!" (2007) Plenty Of Fish "Responsible for more dates and more relationships than any other dating site" ZOOK "The Romantic Social Network .But will they ever FIND their soul mate? Myth Truth Yes. By answering a bunch of questions about myself, I'll get matched to someone just like me! Maybe. Dating site algarithms and formulas claim to predict compatibility, but may actually2: Focus on short-term satisfaction rather than long-term satisfaction Fail to take into account how partners grow, change and mature Lend the expectation that a relationship shauld be "perfect" from day I Fail to account for changes in health, circumstances, etc. So, why bother to online date get to know your date from the comfort of your home weed out obvious losers at all? avoid first-date jitters since you've already "met" online take your search for a mate beyond the local pool show your interest without face-to-face rejection A better way to find a spouse? While more people are using online dating sites, the way in which married people met their spouses has remained relatively unchanged in the past few years.3 2006/2007 2009/2010 Where did you meet 36% 38% At work/school 26% 27% Through a friend or family member 17% 17% On an online dating site

The Truth about Online Dating - Looking for Love Online?

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The Truth about Online Dating - Looking for Love Online?


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