Statistics speak louder than words: Online dating

The online love affair that last... Are there any?

The online love affair that last… Are there any?

Total number of single people in the U.S. 54 Million
Total number of people in the U.S. who have tried online dating 40 Million
Total eHarmony members 20 Million
Total Match.com members 15 Million
Number of questions to fill out on eHarmony survey 400
Annual revenue from the online dating industry $1.049 Billion
Average spent by dating site customer per year $239
Average length of courtship for marriages that met online 18.5 Months
Average length of courtship for marriages that met offline 42 Months
Percent of users who leave within the first 3 months 10 %
Percent of male online dating users 52.4 %
Percent of female online dating users 47.6 %
Percent who say common interests are the most important factor 64 %
Percent who say physical charactersitics are the most important factor 49 %
Percent of marriages in the last year in which the couple met on a dating site 17 %
Percent of current committed relationships that began online 20 %
Percent of people who believe in love at first sight 71 %
Percent of women who have sex on the first online dating encounter 33 %
Percent of people who say they have dated more than one person simultaneously 53 %
Percent of sex offenders who use online dating to meet people 10 %

Above is a statistics chart comparing percentages to the assumed amount of people living in the United States who use social websites to meet and date others. I found these numbers amazing especially the highlighted ones. One number that really jumped off the page at me wasthe percentage of men versus women that use the internet to date other people. The margin between men who use online dating websites and women who use these sites is very slim  4.8% then I was shocked to find out that there were more men who use these site than women. How many of you thought that there would be more female users than males? I know I did.

But out of all these figures I was happy to find out that there are still allot of old fashioned well wishers  and hopeless romantics who still have faith in finding that special some one and falling in love the very first time that they lay eyes upon them. 71% of Americans still believe in Love at First Sight and that’s special. How about you do you still believe or have ever believed in love at first sight? If you do or you have a story please feel free to share it with us. I love hearing a good love story with a happy ending.

Below I just wanted to briefly share a few online dating facts with you…

Online Dating Facts
A woman’s desirablility online peaks at 21
At 26, Women have more online pursuers than men
By 48, Men have twice as many online pursuers as Women
Men lie most about; Age, Height, Income
Women lie most about: Weight, Physical Build, Age
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