Online dating statics

But it did happen, primarily due to the intensive spread of digital technologies all over the world.

Nowadays we do everything online – pay bills, search maps for driving directions, buy products, get news, book hotels and flights, read books, watch films, and even get our education distantly via the Internet.

Halpern: If you’re a victim of a romance scheme, contact the FBI at the Internet Crime Complaint Center at

It’s a simple question and a common one — one whose answer could determine the fates of both a multi-billion dollar industry and millions of lonely hearts.

Mollie Halpern: They profess their love to you, but in reality, they’re preying on your pocketbook.

Plus a whole host of dubious statistics, surveys and case studies from dating giants like e Harmony and Match.com, who claim — , even!!

— that online dating “works.” This much should be obvious: We don’t actually know.

It’s a question that seems distinctly answerable: we have user data, surveys, clear metrics for success or failure, entire books full of colorful charts.

And yet, just this week, a new analysis from Michigan State University found that online dating leads to fewer committed relationships than offline dating does — that it doesn’t work, in other words.

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