Research internet dating failures
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.
(match.com, 2005) In 2004 a survey was set up by the with results again indicating high success rates for internet dating.
The study found that 12% of the 4743 couples registered had met on dating websites.
But it still means that one-third of online daters have not yet met up in real life with someone they initially found on an online dating site.
Moreover, estimates that over 200,000 members found the person they were seeking through the site.It is estimated that around 6 million people in Britain belong to an internet dating site.Certainly the stigma which was attached to internet dating a few years ago seems to have passed.The scope of people it appeals to is far reaching with men and women of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities interested.The number of internet dating sites is continually growing and has become a very successful and effective business.