Online dating danger statistics
Women apparently lied more than men, with the most common dishonesties being about looks.
Over 20% of women posted photos of their younger selves. Their most common lies were about their financial situation, specifically about having a better job (financially) than they actually do.
It’s estimated that by 2040, 70% of us will have met our significant other online.
The problem with a lot of online dating applications is that they don’t really work. Most people probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that it’s more common for people to lie in their online profile than be completely honest.
Browsing profiles isn’t nearly as time-consuming (or daunting) as mixing with people in a social context.
Statistics suggest that about 1 in 5 relationships begin online nowadays.
The popularity of online dating is being driven by several things, but a major factor is time.
If the photo of the woman is a few years old then why does that matter? Superficial I know and sadly, it is the same all over the world (albeit with different degrees of sophistication).Of course, there are plenty more do’s and do not’s of online dating, but I guess the most important thing here is to use your common sense. You don’t necessarily have to develop a ‘trust no-one and sleep with one eye open’ approach to online dating, but it is probably worthwhile to have a healthy degree of skepticism in general.Never mind the fact that more than one-third of all people who use online dating sites have never actually gone on a date with someone they met online, those that somehow do manage to find someone else they are willing to marry who is willing to marry them (a vanishingly tiny subset of online daters) face an uphill battle.According to the Pew Research Center, the overwhelming majority of Americans suggest that online dating is a good way to meet people.Online dating services are now the second most popular way to meet a partner.