"The bar scene was always about ' Hey baby, you're hot' after a few drinks." Though once considered the sole province of the nerdy and socially challenged, online dating has come a long way.
"I'm a lawyer, and it's a job that takes up a lot of time," she says.
"I didn't know how I was going to meet someone, especially when with what little free time I had I wanted to spend it with my friends." Heeding advice from friends living in New York City, Allison turned to the Internet.
I hope that a few of these will surprise you – as they surprised me too – and some will make you laugh. Best first date: have a drink somewhere, and maybe dinner afterwards. On the first date a restaurant is always a good choice, surveys show that Italian restaurants are the most preferred on these occasions. Most important to people in an online profile are the’About me’ (55%) and the ‘Pictures’ section (45%). In the UK the volume of Google searches on mobile phones about dating grew by more than 200% year by year since 2008. 36% of adults admit that they broke up with someone because of their looks – out of this: 31% of men and 12% of women dumped their partner because they were overweight. There are about 3 million first dates every day on the whole world. The 3 main reasons of break-ups: 1: lost interest, 2: distance, 3: cheating. 56% of all adults claim to have an unhappy sex life. 5,4% of adult people die without ever getting married. Chinese people use online dating sites the most (aound 140 million people) – more than the rest of the world combined. e Harmony and are two of the most known dating sites on the whole world. Some surveys in the USA state the average age of an online dater is 48 years, meanwhile other statistics show that nearly 50% of all online daters aged between 18-34 – I guess this latter one is much closer to the truth. About 52% of online daters are male, 48% are female – so we definitely can’t say it is a sausage fest :)!
Of course I can’t guarantee that these figures are 100% sure and reliable (some of these could have been just made up by some people who say they are scientists – no offense), so read these points by bearing this in mind. So sometimes pictures really worth a thousand words. Despite this, about one third of online daters do not upload a profile picture to their online dating profile. People who do upload a picture are better be uploading photos with which they can enhance their qualities and make themselves unique – meanwhile they still look attractive of course. 9% of online daters are registered on 3 or more online dating sites. The average time of courtship before marriage is much shorter when two people meet online than in person (online: 18 months, offline: 42 months).13.
We usually use the internet for many things nowadays: we try to work, read the news, keep in touch with others, pay bills, etc.