Online Dating 

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Will you swipe left or swipe right to meet that special someone?❤️ Online Dating is becoming more and more popular. Living in a new city,  that may be the best way to meet someone. I’ve heard from many men and women, they chose Online Dating due to a hectic work schedule. Trying to actually get out and meet someone has caused a challenge.  Have you met someone special online to spend Valentines Day with?

Online Dating didn’t necessarily work out well for me. Like at all! I encountered more creepy guys, then good. I found myself being matched with men who had no interest in me.  You also have the men and women who aren’t necessarily truthful on their profiles.When meeting someone online you have to be careful. They have shows out like Catfish for people who have fake profiles. Make sure you go through some sort of vetting process before meeting someone you don’t know a whole lot about.

I’m curious to hear some your stories. Even though it hasn’t worked for me, I still believe in the process. Also, many others do as well it’s a very profitable industry. I will have a Single in the City series on my Podcast that will cover experiences from Online Dating as well as the 5 Love Languages. Check out some of the statics I found out below.
Pay Site Vs Free Site:

I hear the quality of candidates is much better for pay websites (Match), versus sites the sites that are free (PIF). With no filter, I hear free sites are more for “hook ups.” If that is what you are going for then ok, but if you are looking for love you have to look at it as an investment.

Total number of single people in the U.S. – 54,250,000
Total number of people in the U.S. who have tried online dating – 49,250,000
Total eHarmony members – 16,500,000
Total members  – 23,575,000
Number of questions to fill out on eHarmony survey  – 400
Annual revenue from the online dating industry – $1,749,000,000
Average spent by dating site customer per year  – $243
Average length of courtship for marriages that met online  – 18.5 Months
Average length of courtship for marriages that met offline  – 42 Months
Percent of users who leave within the first 3 months  – 10 %
Percent of male online dating users  – 52.4 %
Percent of female online dating users –  47.6 %
Percent of marriages in the last year in which the couple met on a dating site  – 17 %
Percent of current committed relationships that began online  – 20 %
Percent who say common interests are the most important factor  – 64 %
Percent who say physical characteristics are the most important factor  – 49 %
Percent of people who believe in love at first sight  – 71 %
Percent of women who have sex on the first online dating encounter  – 33 %
Percent of people who say they have dated more than one person simultaneously  –  53 %
Percent of sex offenders who use online dating to meet people  – 10 %

💡 If Online Dating isn’t your thing check out Speed Dating in your area. It can be fun and exciting! I’ve heard success stories from Speed Dating as well.


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