"The vast majority of Americans who are in a marriage, partnership, or other serious relationship say that they met their partner through offline—rather than online—means," the report states."At the same time, the proportion of Americans who say that they met their current partner online has doubled in the last eight years." Overall, 59 percent of Internet users think online dating is a good way to meet people, though 21 percent still say those who use online dating sites are "desperate," the study found. Okay, it’s time to have an open and frank discussion about the battle of the sexes and the dating game.
Moreover, online daters are increasingly finding lasting love on the Web.
Nearly a quarter of online daters (23 percent) said they have met their spouse or long-term relationship partner through a dating site, up from 17 percent in 2005.
By the time of this interview, she had already given up and moved on, finally discovering her future husband while visiting old friends at her alma mater. Ryan (RD): What year did you sign up with an online dating website and how long did you keep your account? RD: What were the majority of messages that you received from guys like? I got some commenting on my picture telling me how “hot” I was…how “good” I looked.
Anonymous Woman (AW): I can’t remember the exact year I signed up… Actually, now that I think about it, that was how most of the messages I got started.
Meanwhile, 32 percent think online dating keeps people from settling down because it offers a seemingly endless pool of options.
"Public attitudes toward online dating have become more positive in recent years, but many users also report negative experiences," Pew said.
Also, some of the messages I got were from a few guys that ranged from early 40’s to late 40’s and I was maybe 19 at the time.
That was one of the main reasons I called it quits.
The two services used by these individuals were OKCupid and Match.com, two of the largest and most popular dating websites on the Internet.