18 Must-Read Facts About Online Dating

There are many online dating sites anywhere on the web. With over 50 millions of people using the site to easily interact online, find their match and setup a date, no wonder why it gains extreme popularity and become the #2 form of matchmaking system despite of the unsuccessful stories and pitfalls shared online by other folks.

For instance, there we also see many people who have successfully meet their lifelong partner and happily married for years which is why online dating stayed in the industry for many many years.

Truth be told, achieving success in online dating is not as difficult as you think if you know what to do and should not do. To further stir up your understanding and expectations as well as give you some ideas on how virtual dating works, here are some of the most interesting facts about online dating;

  1. Over 40 millions of people in the US are using online dating to find their date.

  2. Women take longer time to decide if a man is worth a second date. While men take less than 15 minutes only.

  3. An estimated 48% of online daters are doing breakups over email. It is rude but it happens a lot.

  4. 44% of online dating members in the US have children.

  5. Be careful to meet the 10% scammers.

  6. Almost all single parent members would rather date other single parents.

  7. About 40% of men are uneasy to meet a woman for the first time.

  8. Schools, colleges, coffee shops, and malls are the most selected places to meet and flirt based on studies.

  9. Online dating profiles, emails and IM’s with excellent grammar are a turn on to both sexes.

  10. Couples usually prefer to have 6-8 dates before settling into serious relationship.

  11. Studies show that overweight individuals were perceived less favorably than thin or muscular people. Thin people were professed as intellectual but fearful, and well-built individuals were supposed to be healthy, bold, and attractive.

  12. Accurate and honest online dating profile information is more likely to lead to a second date.

  13. The appropriate time to call after meeting a man or woman is typically two to four days, though no longer than four to five days. Calling too soon can appear desperate.

  14. If a woman doesn’t return a call after two messages, she is not interested.

  15. The “about me” section should be a brief description of what you are passionate about, your friends say about you, qualities you are looking for, the first thing people notice about you (other than appearance), your interest/lifestyle, things you can’t live without and the latest good book you’ve read.

  16. Over 30% of Americans have had sex on the first date.

  17. Men tend to avoid women who are serial flirters, talk about marriage too soon, party goers and drama queens.

  18. Most online daters are of 20’s and 30’s ages.

Have you done online dating before? What are your experiences about it? Send us your thoughts!


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