Statistics and Facts on Internet Dating

Some interesting facts and statistics on dating on the internet

1) 81% of dating site users lie about their height, weight or age in their profiles

According to studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, women typically indicate three to five kilograms less than they actually are. Men in this regard are more truthful — they reduce only a kilogram or two, but they like to add a few centimeters to their actual growth. Meanwhile, all the information about Ukrainian brides at is carefully checked by the agency.

3) Men spend 50% less time than women reading online profiles of potential partners

This conclusion was made by scientists from Answer Lab, who monitored the trajectories of people’s eyes when viewing profiles on online dating sites. And this is not surprising at all, because men spend 65% more time looking at photographs in profiles than women.

4) Race and social status are very important when dating online

When viewing photos of a person from the “working class”, dating site users answer “yes” in 13% of cases. Photos of users of the “middle class” receive a positive rating in 36-39% of cases. Potential partners give preference to people of a mixed or their own race. However, it does not mean that people of different races are completely uninteresting to each other. According to another study, almost all heterosexual users of online dating sites at least occasionally exchange messages with people of a different race.

6) People who meet on the Internet are less likely to get divorced Read more…

How many people actually meet online? Are the commercials lying or do 1 in 5 relationships start online? Is there a stigma against meeting someone online? Most of what we see in terms of advertising leads us down the wrong path. What I want to focus on is the truth behind the online dating claims. So together let’s get down to the nitty gritty and look at some online dating statistics from various research companies. Warning! This article will get quite technical at times because statistics are a mathematical science and without maintaining the science aspect all findings would just be held as opinions but these are online dating statistics not online dating opinions. At the end of each research document I will breakdown the data in a few easy to understand sentences.
and Chadwick Martin Bailey 2009 – 2010 Studies: Recent Trends: Online Dating

Research Study Overview & Objectives:
In 2009 and 2010, engaged research firm Chadwick Martin Bailey to conduct three studies to provide insights into America’s dating behavior: a survey of recently married people (“Marriage Survey”), a survey of people who have used internet dating (“Internet Dating Survey”), and a survey of single people and people in new committed relationships (“General Survey”).

Key Findings:
Marriage Survey -17% of couples married in the last 3 years, or 1 in 6, met each other on an online relationship site. -In the last year, more than twice as many marriages occurred between people who met on a web based dating site than met in bars, at clubs and other social events combined. General Survey -1 out of 5 single people have dated someone they met on an internet dating site. -1 out of 5 people in a new committed relationship (including marriage) met their significant other on an internet dating site.
How did you meet your current/ most recent spouse? (Recently Married Survey: N = 7000) From the years (respectfully) 2010 / Past 3 Years

Met Spouse Via Online Dating Site 17% / 17%
Through a friend/ family member 27% / 26%
Through work/ school 38% / 36%
Through church/ place of worship 4% / 4%
Through bars/clubs/ other social events 8% / 11%
Other 6% / 7%

For each of the three studies, data was collected through research via an online Consumer
Research Panel:
Marriage Survey: 7000 US adults age 18+, married within the past 5 years
and Chadwick Martin Baily’s Breakdown
From this information we can gather that isn’t lying, their commercials speak the truth. 1 in 5 relationships start online. We also learn that 1 in 6 marriages begin from a web based dating site. What’s interesting to note is that internet dating is now mainstream. If 20% (1 in 5) of relationships start from an online dating site then there is growth in an area that was once taboo and in fact didn’t even exist 15 years ago. Although one can speculate that online dating will gain more popularity the more people can be open about how they met their significant other without embarrassment.
So for all those worried about dating online, there are plenty of people already doing it. Don’t be worried and get out there and start dating. The online dating statistics don’t lie.

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