How effective is online dating
(University of Bath Study, 2005) Statistics show that internet dating is big business with leading sites such as Yahoo Personals and drawing in 4.9 million visitors and 4.2 million visitors respectively in January 2004 alone.
(Blazier, 2004) So just how successful is internet dating as a means of meeting new people?
The theory obviously being that the more people you respond to, the more likely to are you find someone suitable.
Obviously for the highest chances of success you should be contacting people who appeal to you, particularly in terms of their hobbies and interests as well as their location.
For example, those who talked on the telephone before meeting up and those who chatted simultaneously online (as opposed to simply emailing) were found to have formed ‘deeper’ and more emotional attachments.In recent years ‘internet dating’ has become very popular for a number of reasons, mainly due to its ease and convenience.In a world where single people often have little time to socialise and find it hard to meet like minded people the internet has provided a link to the world of dating and romance.Of these relationships formed, on average they lasted for approx 7 months, with 18% of them lasting for over a year.Such figures are in line with relationships formed in more traditional ways.