Internet dating stats uk

02-Mar-2017 08:00

Rachael Lloyd of e Harmony, added: "We have seen a significant rise in 50-plus singles looking to increase their chances of finding love.

"This so-called 'silver rush' illustrates that online dating is increasingly becoming a popular choice for post-divorce generations.

Researchers also claim couples that met online have a 6 per cent divorce rate compared to 8 per cent from partnerships made offline.8.

Online dating saves you money Converg Ex Group researchers found couples that meet online get married after 18.5 months compared to the average of 42 months for “offline couples”.

Last year, a Buzz Feed writer created mock online dating profiles with stock photos from people of different race as well as those associated with different class stereotypes.

The writer found that when someone viewed the person as “working-class”, they were matched 13 per cent of the time, but when they considered the person “middle-class” the match rate would jump to between 36 and 39 percent.

With this data and parting on the base of couples spending £100 per week on dates, the researchers concluded couples that met online could spend more than £4,900 each before getting hitched.

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Men spend more time looking at the pictures than reading profiles Research company Answer Lab conducted a study tracking eye movement in people reading online dating profiles.

The report says that it therefore comes as little surprise that many initially view post-divorce dating as a daunting prospect.