Up in Smoke: Online Dating Facts

By Vanessa Butler


While we’d all like to believe that there is someone special out there waiting just for us, it’s safe to say that most of us are having a really hard time finding them. Because of this, a lot of single lonely hearts have taken to the internet to find their one true love, enlisting the help of algorithms, lengthy quizzes and percentile matchmakers. Sure, they turn a hefty profit at your expense, but recent studies have shown that every day about 50 accounts on a very popular dating site are closed because users found a match on the site. So maybe we aren’t all doomed to live out the rest of our lives in a lonely existence. Here are our favorite online dating stats.

Justine Miller - According to the U.S. Census, 44 percent of adult Americans are single

Ali Rose - Some men know they’re falling for someone after just three dates

Carly Lauren - 91 percent of men on Match.com are okay with women asking them out

Amber Price - Italian and Chinese food are the favorites for dates

Lindsey Knight - 40 million Americans use online dating services

Rivi Madison - Divorce shortens life expectancy by four years

Carissa White - 48 percent of breakups take place over email

Erika - 30 percent believe personality is the most important factor on a first date

Alana Campos - Women are more likely than men to get a response online

Loni Rae - Around 40 percent of romances that start at work end in marriage


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