Dating websites lists 2013
Most internet users (66%) agree with the statement that online dating is a dangerous activity because it puts personal information on the internet. Female internet users, older users, and those who have lower levels of income or education are among the most wary of these risks.
Those who have actually used the services are more confident; 43% think that the activity involves risk, while 52% do not see the activity as dangerous.
Within this group, 37% have gone to a dating website.
A majority of online daters report good experiences with the sites.
Most online daters think that using internet dating services helps to open up the playing field.
Fully 64% agree that online dating helps people find a better match because they have access to a larger pool of potential dates, while just 31% disagree with this assessment.
Still, the general online public is evenly divided over the merits of online dating.
While 44% agree that internet dating is a “good way to meet people,” the same percentage disagrees with that statement. Online men (48%) have a greater tendency to see the benefits of online dating when compared with online women (41%).
The majority (61%) of online adults do not think that people who use online dating are “desperate.” However, 29% hold the view that online daters are in dire dating straits.
There are uses of the internet beyond dating websites that have woven themselves into the world of romance.
Dating websites are just one of many online avenues that can lead to a romantic connection.
And although online men are more likely than online women to view dating services as a good way to meet people, they are also more likely to categorize online daters as a desperate group.
One in ten internet users say they have personally gone to dating websites.