People Are Online Dating More Than Ever Before, But Do They Really Believe In It?
More people are taking to the internet than ever before in the hunt for love and romance, probably because it is so easy and convenient and there isn’t a fear of face-to-face rejection. But do the online daters out there really believe that the internet is a place they are going to find love?
A new survey by Macmillan Cancer Care, on British daters has found that a whopping 90% of them think that internet dating has become way more acceptable in the last three years. However, 84% of the Brits surveyed don’t believe that it is the best way to find a long-term partner.
Although, it has seemingly become more acceptable, people still carry their old worries, when it comes to internet dating. A shockingly low 14% of the singletons surveyed said that they would trust someone’s online dating profile; 15% steer clear of internet dating because they have concerns that their date will be weird in person; and 8% are worried that their date will look nothing like their profile picture – you make a date with Brad Pitt and Gollum turn up.
Well for some poor dater their fears have been realised with a rather large 29% admitting that they have actually ran away from an internet date; 20% have found the date so woeful that they have resorted to getting drunk; and 9% have faked an emergency or sudden illness, so they can get away from a date because it is so bad.
Still despite these bad experiences, 69% of those surveyed said that they would be happy for a friend to suggest potential dates through Facebook, which 40% of people trust as a place to find romance.
So what are your experiences on online dating? Has it been fruitful?
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