Facts About Online Dating

·        Match.com reports that 44% of its members in the United States have children. 

·       On free dating sites, at least 10% of new accounts are from scammers. 

·        One-third of people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date with someone they met on these sites. 

·       Thirty-three percent of online daters form a relationship, 33% do not, and 33% give up. 

·        On internet dating sites, men who reported incomes higher than $250,000 received 156% more email than those with $50,000. 

·        One-in-five online daters have asked someone else to help them with their profile. 

·        Many online daters enlist their friends in an effort to put their best digital foot forward.
·        Some 22% of online daters have asked someone to help them create or review their profile. Women are especially likely to enlist a friend in helping them craft the perfect profile—30% of female online daters have done this, compared with 16% of men.

·         Online dating peaks among people in their mid-20s through mid-40s. Some 22% of 25-34 year olds and 17% of 35-44 year olds have used an online dating site or mobile dating app.

 ·        45-54 year olds are just as likely to date online as are 18-24 year olds (8% of 45-54 year olds and 10% of 18-24 year olds are online daters). This might seem counterintuitive—aren’t most of those 18-24 year olds single? But middle-aged adults are often described as a “thin dating market,” meaning that they have a relatively limited number of available partners within their immediate social circles.

·         Ninety-two percent of single parents would rather date other single parents. 

·         5% of Americans who are in a marriage or committed relationship say they met their significant other online.

·         Despite the wealth of digital tools that allow people to search for potential partners, and even as one-in-ten Americans are now using one of the many online dating platforms, the vast majority of relationships still begin offline. even among Americans who have been with their spouse or partner for five years or less, fully 88% say that they met their partner offline–without the help of a dating site.

Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.