Whether you are single and reading this because you want to know more about online dating or you are a long-time member of the dating community still trying to find your perfect partner, we have good news for you: it is estimated that by 2031, one in two relationships will start online.
Every day, more and more singles are using online dating websites, such as Zoosk and Elite Singles to find their match.
Hard scientific evidence continues to prove that those that find their significant others through online dating are more successful, happier, and that the process of online dating is overall much easier than traditional dating.
With these five statistics in favor of online dating, it makes you wonder what everyone else is waiting for.
Only 9% of Couples Meet In Traditional Social Settings
A recent eHarmony study shows that 9% of couples met in bars, clubs and other social events. The way that Hollywood depicts the majority of dating couples meeting is nothing but Hollywood fiction.
The practice of going out with friends to a late night hot spot is no longer the norm. Couples meeting at bars, using corny pickup lines to attract attention, is being replaced by winks and flirts sent on dating sites.
For people over the age of 50, online dating was the most popular way to meet other singles. When looking at statistics for all ages, more people met their significant others at work or school, ranking slightly above online dating websites.
However, as we follow the trend of increased students taking online classes and those entering the workforce through telecommuting or freelancing from home, we will see the percentage of people meeting at work and school decrease significantly.
More Than 1/3 Of American Marriages Start Online
A study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences stated that not only did 35% of marriages start online, but statistically, couples that met online are less likely to get divorced and are happier in their marriages.
Many aspects of online dating can claim credit for this success; however, the greatest is the mathematical science behind online dating—the proven algorithms that find your perfectly compatible partner.
40% Of Singles Have Gone Online to Date
The number of singles signed up for online dating websites is growing at a rate that has baffled everyone. The online dating community is now one of the largest growing communities in America. 40% of single Americans —almost 40 million people—partake in online dating on a daily basis.
55% Want To REALLY Know You
You know that people engaged in online dating are more serious because, unlike chance meetings at clubs and bars, they take time to determine their potential mates by getting to know the real person, not the quaffed hair or the inappropriately tight pants.
When online dating users were polled, the majority of Zoosk couples—55%, went to the ‘About Me’ page of another users’ profile before heading over to the ‘Pictures’ section. When meeting people at public places like bars, there is nothing to initially go off of except for physical features.
Questionnaires offered by most sites only help with getting to know a person before you start chatting or go out on a first date.
It is no longer a question of whether or not online dating is successful. As online dating websites continue to make their services safer for their members and provide efficient ways for singles to meet, the online dating community will continue to grow.