Monday 17 September 2012

After the first online dating website on Yahoo, created in 1994-1995, there were many others that followed. These websites were helping millions to find their better halves or people who they could be interested in. Online dating is used by those who are looking for potential love interests, in order to either find spouses or just for dating purposes. However, today, online dating is known to be one of the largest businesses in the world, that makes millions of dollars through the Internet. Coming up for you are a few such online dating facts, which you could be aware of. Keep reading…

1. After gaming and digital music, online dating websites are the third most widely used and paid sites on the Internet.

2. According to the current statistics of online dating, it is estimated that more than 20 million Internet users visit online dating websites at least once in a month.

3. It is also observed that about 48% of men and 58% women in America use these online dating services to find their “soul mates”, but only 20% are successful in doing so.

4. According to these online dating statistics, out of all the online daters, there are only 33% of people who end up forming real relationships, whereas 33% of the rest don’t and the other 33% don’t respond.
It is estimated that the industry of online dating in United States of America, generates about $1.8 billion every year whereas the matrimonial business makes about $260 million every year.

5. One of the fun fact which could turn into not so much fun is, that in online dating, most women in America are afraid of meeting either a serial killer or a con man and there have been online dating scams to prove it. The men however, are afraid of meeting either fat or control freak women, because of which they give up without actually meeting someone.

6. Out of all the online daters that are enrolled in various websites, almost 50% are from the age group of 18 to 34 but could lie about their age. And the rest are of variable ages, which could include older men and women as well.

7. Since we are talking about online dating facts, it is but obvious that people are going to lie about certain things. However, men lie about their age, income and height and women lie about their weight, age and built.


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