Two thirds of online daters—66%—tell us that they have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or dating app.That is a substantial increase from the 43% of online daters who had actually progressed to the date stage when we first asked this question in 2005.
We’re big proponents of online dating, but we understand how it can be a scary thing to do.
You’re putting yourself out there in front of millions of people, and you’re never really 100% sure if you’ll have success with it or not.
Here are seven statistics to keep in mind when you’re looking for a hookup, friendship, date, relationship, marriage, or any other type of companionship.
According to Phactual, one in 10 sex offenders is on a dating site to meet new people — while 25% of rapists use online dating to find their victims.
These are terrifying numbers, but once again, the tips in this article are here to help protect you and your loved ones and lower that number to zero.
We mentioned earlier that the most common scam that occurs on dating sites probably involves money.
Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.
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.