Online Dating/Marriage

Kaitlin, Julie, Christine, Deborah, Benjamin

Who pursues online relationships?

Social plays a large role in online dating. Online dating targets middle to upper class but if the internet is available to you, why not? Data shows that white men and Asian women receive the most interest, whereas black men and women receive the least amount of interest. Now that online dating has progressed significantly almost all ages and religions are incorporated into online dating websites.

Statistics on Online Dating

•Total number of single people in the U.S. - 54 million

•Total number of people who have tried online dating- 41 million

•Total eHarmony members- 15 million

•Total Match.com members- 22 million

•Percentage of marriages that are a result of online dating- 17%

•Percentage of current committed relationships that began online- 20%

Success Rates

No clear data on their success.

Match.com claims to account for 12% of all dates in the US.

eHarmony.com claims to account for 5% of all weddings in the US.

According to market research, 1 out of 6 marriages in the US originated online.

Nearly 30% of couples meet on the internet.

What to look for when pursuing an online relationship.

10% of those on online dating sites are sex offenders.

Fake profiles (fake names, ages, other important information).

Scams for money.

Meeting alone in an unfamiliar location.

Online dating has grown in both popularity and acceptance because accessing the Internet has gotten more convenient.