Facts on internet dating
Only 5 percent of people who are married or in a committed relationship met their significant other online.
However, the mating paradigm is shifting: the share of Internet users who met their mate online has doubled, from 3 percent in 2005 to 6 percent in 2010.
That’s definitely a lot of electrons to be playing around with. It is expected that around 40 billion gadgets are going to be connected to the internet by 2020.
That definitely does not sound good from a security point of view. Online dating might sound like a dumb idea but wait till you hear the amount of revenue it is generating.
Thanks to the Internet and social networking sites like Facebook, online dating has become an unstoppable juggernaut.
Consider Match.com, an online dating industry pioneer. Around that time, only 14 percent of American adults were internet users.
Well, it originated in 1992, courtesy of a New York librarian whose name was Jean Armour Polly.According to a Pew survey, almost half (42 percent) of Americans know an online dater, while slightly more than a quarter (29 percent) know someone who found a spouse or formed a long-term relationship through online dating. Online daters have a better chance of meeting their match online, although most people still pair bond offline.While cyber courtships are on the rise, most people still meet their mate or partner offline.Even now, the term is used quite often, but other words such as ‘browsing’ have also become a popular addition. Back in 2010, it was estimated that around 247 billion emails are sent in a single day.Fast forward to 2017, statistics group called Radicati Group estimates that around 269 billion emails are sent per day.