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Oh yeah. We didn't know either. But Cupid's arrow has struck the net since 1965. Here are 10 facts about online dating.
Anyone who thinks online dating was an invention of the late 2000s is wrong. Hard to believe, but the most famous dating app Tinder is already celebrating its 6th birthday this year. In the meantime, the app has had a lot of competition. Dating portals with - let's say - "special" interests are on the rise. There is already a partner exchange for mullet lovers. OK, let's leave that as it is. Seriously, dating apps are now abundant.
What amazed us even more is the fact that people met online before the first person was on the moon. The computer-based dating agency, developed by two young Harvard students, was actually founded back in 1965. Singles answered 75 questions and sent in their answer sheets for a fee of 3 Dollars and in return received a list of computer-generated partner suggestions. "Operation Match" was the name of the dating service, which would hardly be compatible with the current data protection regulation and already in 1966 claimed to have 90,000 members.
For many, dating apps are the primary option for finding the ONE or the ONE. For homosexual people, online dating is the main starting point for new relationships. More than 70 percent of same-sex relationships begin on the internet. Cupid's arrow sometimes depends on a working WiFi connection. And because we think it's as exciting as you do - here are 10 more facts about online dating. Stylight, the search engine for fashion and design, supported us with facts and graphics.
10 Facts About Online Dating:
- 25 percent of all marriages begin on the internet.
- But 10 percent of all affairs also start online. But only 40 percent of these develop into an affair in which the partners actually meet. Kind of reassuring, isn't it?
- 50 million people use Tinder worldwide. The app is available in 190 countries. So never say you played the app through.
- Tinder counts 26 million matches every day.
- On average, every woman liked just 12 percent of men on Tinder.
- Millennials, on average, spend an incredible 10 hours a week using dating apps. Omg, how many pages of a book can you create in that time?
- The number of members in digital partner exchanges has more than tripled since 2013.
- Studies even suggest that online dating leads to more satisfying relationships, shorter engagement times, and lower divorce rates. So online dating is anything but a romance killer.
- 19 percent of dating app users communicate with 11 or more contacts at the same time.
- Only 11 percent focus on one person.