10 Things to Think About Before Online Dating. Including This Guy.

In sickness and in health. Online and offline. Looking for the one on the Internet? No need to be ashamed… the stigma behind online dating is all but gone with more than 41 million Americans who’ve tried it. Most of these stats should give you hope, while others may be just what you needed to hear to light a fire under that almost-complete Match profile. Nice guys? You finish first!

1) Marriages in the last year in which the couple met on a dating site: 17%

2) Average length of courtship for marriages that met online: 18.5 months

3) Girls prefer:

  • Nice guys, 38%
  • Bad guys, 15%
  • Blend of both, 34%
  • Any man I can get, 6%

4) Guys prefer:

  • The modern career girl, 42%
  • The girl next door type, 34%
  • The hottie, 24%

5) Luckily for this poor guy, 30% of people agree that personality is most important for a first date.

Confident or crazy? A real man's online dating profile pic.

Confident or crazy? A real man’s online dating profile pic. 

6) What men lie most about: Age, Height, Income

7) What women lie most about: Weight, Physical Build, Age

8) At 26, women have more online pursuers than men

9) By 48, men have twice as many online pursuers as women

10) Current committed relationships that began online: 20%


Source: Statistic Brain



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