Our report shows that 38% of us will be meeting the love of our lives via an online dating or matchmaking service and a further 12% will have their first meeting through other types of website.And by the year 2040, 70% of relationships will be able to attribute their coming-together to either online dating or online communication. Our research showed that the biggest growth segment for the next decade is going to be the 55-64 age group, who will see a 30% rise in the number of singletons and an increase in their usage of the internet.Online dating businesses serve the public when they are looking for new relationships, romance, love and the possibility of a new and lasting partnership.
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.
And Sarah Beeny, TV presenter and founder of online dating website My Single Friend.com, agrees.
After famously taking part in a tongue-in-cheek protest promoting "dates not data" a few years ago, she said: "People aren't compatible because they both like yellow socks and both drink lattes instead of cappuccinos.“I think the things that make us like each other aren't the things we have in common. Therefore it's impossible to match with a computer."4.
A third of online daters never meet face to face A survey conducted by Pew Research Center in 2013 found a third of singles on dating websites never arrange a date.
The first which starts on this page will deal with the general online dating industry as a whole.
This section also includes any relevant facts about dating, relationships, and marriage that I thought would be of interest to the dating industry.
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”.
With this data and parting on the base of couples spending £100 per week on dates, the researchers concluded couples that met online could spend more than £4,900 each before getting hitched.
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With so many singletons turning online to look for love, it is no wonder researchers have taken an interest.
However, this was an improvement on a previous survey from 2005 when more than half of respondents had said they’d never been on face-to-face meetings.5.