Online dating has been on the rise, but by how much? Here we’ve compiled the most telling statistics of online dating leading up for 2017, and how it’s slated to change. Online Dating is Opening Huge Doors for Gays and Lesbians According to the Washington Post, two out of every three gay couples meet online.
Among couples who were still married during the survey, those who met online reported higher marital satisfaction -- an average score of 5.64 on a satisfaction survey -- than those who met offline and averaged 5.48.People who reported meeting their spouse online tended to be age 30-49 and of higher income brackets than those who met their spouses offline, the survey found.Of those who did not meet online, nearly 22 percent met through work, 19 percent through friends, nine percent at a bar or club and four percent at church, the study said. When researchers looked at how many couples had divorced by the end of the survey period, they found that 5.96 percent of online married couples had broken up, compared to 7.67 percent of offline married couples.It is the largest single way in which relationships start in the UK today.
Online dating businesses serve the public when they are looking for new relationships, romance, love and the possibility of a new and lasting partnership.The Pew Research Center study released Monday shows that, despite the fact that Americans have increasingly embraced online dating over the years, instances of bad behaviour (ranging from bad etiquette to much more serious actions, like harassment) on dating sites and apps are still relatively common.