Yet, 1/3rd of people who have used a dating site have never met up for an in-person date.Lastly, in spite of the rise in online dating, only 5% of married couples or those in a committed relationship say they met their partners online, and 88% of people say they met their partners via conventional means.According to research by Rosenfeld and Thomas (2012), internet dating steadily increased reaching a plateau in 2009.At that time, 22% of heterosexual couples reported meeting online.Published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, it explains that there’s a ‘tipping point’ when it comes to online dating.
Researchers are just beginning to understand the new and complicated dynamics of online dating, and it is unclear what factors go into successful matching, though long-term relationship satisfaction is likely to come from the same factors regardless of how people meet (go here for an overview of predictors of relationships satisfaction).
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’ For Britain’s 16 million singles, looking for love online is the norm.
Studies have suggested that anything between 35 and 50 per cent of all couples in the UK, now meet via the web.What’s more, a study by dating site e Harmony, estimated that seven in ten couples will have done so by 2040 – with 55 to 64-year-olds experiencing the biggest boom (an expected 30 per cent rise between 20).