While most people would agree that on average men are more eager for sex than women, it seems that many men make the assumption that if a woman has an online dating presence, she’s interested in sleeping with relative strangers.
Many are just ‘fad’ applications that squeeze money from punters with no intention of matching you with a suitable partner. Most people probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that it’s more common for people to lie in their online profile than be completely honest.Before you throw caution to the wind and empty your wallet into the pockets of an online app with the reckless abandon of a love-struck teenager, there are a few things you should know. A study of over 1,000 online daters in the US and UK conducted by global research agency Opinion Matters founds some very interesting statistics.Interestingly, more than 15% of adults say that they have used either mobile dating apps or an online dating site at least once in the past.Online dating services are now the second most popular way to meet a partner.According to research conducted at Michigan State University, relationships that start out online are 28% more likely to break down in their first year, than relationships where the couples first met face-to-face. Couples who met online are nearly 3 times as likely to get divorced as couples that met face-to-face. While the overwhelming majority of romantic relationships still begin offline, around 5% of Americans that are currently in either a committed relationship or marriage, suggest that they did in fact meet their significant other online.
It’s very easy to send one course back (or even one after another, after another, after another) when the menu is overflowing with other potential courses.A total of 53% of US participants admitted to having lied in their online dating profile.Women apparently lied more than men, with the most common dishonesties being about looks.Maybe older people are just more interested in projecting their real self, rather than an imagined or ideal version.One of the big problems with online dating for women is that, although there are genuine relationship-seeking men on the sites, there are also plenty of guys on there simply looking for sex.Of course there are pitfalls and tripwires in every sphere of life, but this may be particularly true in the context of online dating.