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Online Dating and Statistics

Online dating statistics via : • 1 in 12 users of dating sites have been the victims of online abuse and a third reported it to the site administrator. Half of the victims said they would have reported it if they knew how. • 80% of the men make the initial contacts and only 25% were actually reciprocated. • 67% of singles know couples who've met through online dating. • 33% of couples have met online. By 2040 this number will rise to 70%. • 75% of women say posting sexy photos is a big turn off. • Singles in America spend $82 billion every year on dating. • The average dating site customers spends $239 a year. • The US dating service market is estimated to be worth $2.2 billion. • The 5 largest dating sites account for 49% of US dating service revenue., OKCupid, Tinder eHarmony Zoosk JDate Christian Mingle • Online dating sites in the US spent $241 million on national TV ad placements in 2013. • In the first half of 2014 dating sites so far have spent $214 million on ads with the top 5 dating sites spending 95% of the amount. • 1 in 12 marriages are mixed-race. • 15% of singles in the United States preferred drinks over dinner for a first date. • 33% of singles agree that it’s less intimidating to ask someone out via text. • 68% of singles say they still want to chat on the phone or in person to schedule dates. • 47% of singles research their dates on social networks like Facebook and police sites before meeting. • 46% of men and 35% of women follow-up about a date the next day. • 92% of men say they're comfortable being asked out by a woman. • 72% of women and 60% of men say it’s ok to casually date more than one person at the same time. • The average time between meeting and marriage is 42 months (three and a half months. • The total average cost of a couple's courtship costs on average $23,660. • 33% of men and 22% of women said they would end a relationship over unsatisfactory sex. • 64% of women said they’ve never had a one night stand compared to only 41% of men. • Number one thing American singles look for in a relationship is common interests. I chose online dating because I have been on several online dating sites before meeting my current and third husband. Online dating can be fun but it can also be a complete downfall. Dating sites offer many people you can chose to meet or just chat with. In my experience I have met guys that just wanted to chat, guys that just wanted their sexual desires met, guys that wanted short term relationships, and a couple of guys that turned into long tern relationships and one marriage. When dating online always be careful, insist on background checks, and most importantly if you meet with someone make sure to meet in a public setting for safety issues. Dating someone from a site could be the best or worst place to find a mate. You don’t know what you’re getting yourself into until you thoroughly check out the site and the potential person you may be meeting. Here is a list of online dating sites that I found online while doing my research and personal experience: Amor Are You Interested? Asia FriendFinder Badoo Catholic Mingle Chemistry Compatible Partners eHarmony FriendFinder Gay Dating Hinge How About We HurryDate Indian FriendFinder JDate LoveAndSeek MeetMe Seeking Arrangement Shaadi Matrimonial Tinder Twoo Zoosk