Discussions about online dating services
But is this a positive development or something to be concerned about?
Is online dating making the world better and dating more effective, or is something important being lost or sacrificed as a result?
The Pew Report warned people to be careful about those who tell lies about themselves online.
About 54 per cent of online daters said they had a date with someone who was a lot different from their profile.
If you’ve read my new relationship & dating advice book you’ll know about a man whose life was completely shattered by the same kind of online dating scam involving identity theft.
However, some people think the Internet does not help with marriage.
Around 32 per cent of people agreed that “online dating keeps people from settling down because they always have options for people to date".
It’s amazing how many people will complain that they’ve had no luck with online dating and then I’ll take a look at their profile and there won’t be any pictures and most of the fields aren’t filled out.
“I don’t want my picture up on a dating site,” they say. There’s no way you’re going to find great people to date online if you don’t have enough commitment to post at least one picture and fill out 90% of the fields on your profile page.
This has changed from ten years ago when the figure was 44 per cent. It says around one in ten Americans has used online dating services.