Research results on internet dating
Before you throw caution to the wind and empty your wallet into the pockets of an online app with the reckless abandon of a love-struck teenager, there are a few things you should know. A study of over 1,000 online daters in the US and UK conducted by global research agency Opinion Matters founds some very interesting statistics.
A total of 53% of US participants admitted to having lied in their online dating profile.
Online dating does represent the convenience of being able to meet others that you possibly never would have otherwise, but women should be aware that they probably will receive rude/disgusting messages from horny guys, sexual propositions/requests, dick pics, and a lot of creepy vibes.
The problem with a lot of online dating applications is that they don’t really work. Most people probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that it’s more common for people to lie in their online profile than be completely honest.
That’s 156% more golddiggers, guys, so think twice about whether you want to post that kind of personal info. On free dating sites, at least 10% of new accounts are from scammers, says Marketdata Enterprise, Inc. Let me repeat that: twenty-five percent of rapists used online dating sites to find their victims. Dinner for Six, a matchmaking service in Denver, Colorado says that 51% percent of online dating singles are already in a relationship, yet are putting themselves out there as being single. More than 53% of Americans fabricate parts or all of their dating profile details, according to Huff Post.
They go on to say “Most of these are lies their dates can spot in the first few seconds of seeing them.
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and conventional wisdom both suggest that love is a fundamental human need. A survey conducted in 2013 found that 77% of people considered it “very important” to have their smartphones with them at all times.
Most people meet their significant others through their social circles or work/school functions. In the search for a potential date, more and more people are switching to less traditional methods. With the rise of apps like Tinder (and the various copycat models), who could blame them?