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The myths of online dating

People have found a wide variety of ways to meet new partners over the years. The methods people use to find someone special have changed dramatically over time, and the internet has enabled many individuals to find partners who they may have never otherwise encountered.

Myths, Facts, and Statistics of Online Dating

Online dating is covered with different myths and a few people can understand where the truth is. We reveal the myths and facts about online dating.

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Let’s take a look at the key pros and cons right now.

Apps
Fast and efficient
More niche apps available
Tend to be updated more frequently
Offer more matches
Get dates quicker
Ideal for hectic lifestyles and casual connections
Offer geolocation facilities
Give less information about matches
Better for younger daters

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Websites

Often offer more detail
Ideal for laptop use
Often better for serious, long-term love
Easier to keep current location secret
Require more time investment
Can be harder to get dates
Need more financial investment
Next up, we will take a look at some of the biggest online dating brands and what they have to offer.

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Interesting and funny facts about online dating

As online dating has grown in popularity, a wide range of interesting and amusing stories have emerged, with many fascinating stats having also been released. In this section, we will take a look at some of the most important stats and most entertaining online dating tales.

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A 1 in 562 chance of finding love offline

The relationship coach Debbie Rivers says “online dating/apps are the best you will find the highest number of singles in one place. Whether you love it or hate it, it is not going anywhere any time soon”. The love expert adds “If you leave love to chance you only have a 1 in 562 chance – there is a higher chance of winning the lotto – 1 in 55!”

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40% of couples are meeting via dating sites and apps

Another dating expert Eric Resnick says more than a third of couples are now meeting through online dating sites and apps. “Online dating sites and apps present a relatively safe space where you know everyone is there for generally the same reason. You can do your due diligence by reading their profiles and checking out their photos and then take your shot and strike up a conversation. You don't need to get dressed up”.

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Some men find ghosters more attractive

According to Sugarcookie.com, 11% of men were more enthusiastic about dating someone after they had been “ghosted” by them. “Ghosting” is the practice of simply ignoring someone’s correspondence in the hope that they will go away rather than explicitly telling them they are not interested in taking things further.

4 Myths About Online Dating, Exposed | Psychology Today

As online dating has become increasingly popular, information — and unfortunately misinformation — abounds. Let’s examine four common myths about online dating.