Single Americans use online dating
1 of 5 SINGLES
Dated someone they met online
64% of online daters say common interest is most important
Top Common Interests from messages sent
- 43% Favorite bands
- 40% Favorite food
- 37% Favorite movies
- 30% Favorite books
Be smart with the sites you use
Stray away from posting and responding to ads on classified sites — they tend to have a lower level of security than most dating websites. In the USA alone, there are 800+ online dating related websites.
1 In 10 Scammer accounts on free dating sites
Be selective with your profile information
When signing up for your account, use a username that is different from your Facebook and Twitter. Keep your personal social profiles unlisted as well to retain privacy.
Users post their
sensitive personal data
Ready for your first date?
Be careful 81% of daters misrepresent themselves online
Thought a movie was a good idea for a first date
Prepare a back-up plan for your first date
If you've never met your online date before, there's a chance they're not who they seemed to be. Come up with a way to signal a friend in case you need to bail.
First date singles prefer dinner
+50% Women prefer
For guys to pick the venue & pay for dinner
What Happens Next?
Users who end up not forming a relationship
+1.5 Million relationships
Keep looking but do not respond to everyone
Unfortunately, not everyone on dating sites are trustworth. Pursue those that seem genuine, and for the rest, remember the "block" button works.
Last year's marriages by users who met online
Don't give away too much too early
No matter how comfortable you feel with somebody, be cautious on giving away too much information too soon.