Online Dating and Modern Romance
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Online Dating & Modern Romance !
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40 million North Americans have tried online dating.!
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The net value of online dating websites combined is $1.5 Billion.!
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Online dating is becoming mobile, with new cellphone apps being created every
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The online dating industry is a
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Niche online dating websites have developed for a variety of people including:!
obese individuals, farmers, vegans, and cougars.!
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Today, online dating offers a pool of possible mates!
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are these potenIal mates?
According to staIsIcs..
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Women lie most about their weight, physical build and age.!
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Men lie most about their age, height, and income.!
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eHarmony claims that 542 members marry every day in America.
64% of people say that common interests are the most important factor in a relationship.!
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49% of people say that physical characteristics are the most important factor in a relationship.!
With so many members, online daIng services present the expectaIon that there are beVer opIons available.
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Online daIng may threaten tradiIonal marriage through the rejecIon of monogamy. Experts believe that individuals will not want to seVle down if a beVer match is just a click away.
Online daIng will result in beVer relaIonships but more divorce. Dan Winchester, UK-based online daIng execuIve
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Additionally, online dating is not limited to geographical location.!
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Premium international dating services have gained popularity.!
Men can hand pick their wives from foreign countries.!
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One Iowa State University study showed.!
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The average length of courtship is 18.5 months for marriages that begin online,
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as opposed to 42 months for marriages that begin off-line.
Regardless, the stigma of using online dating services is decreasing .!
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.eventually more and more people will trust a compatibility algorithm to find their soul mates.!
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Sources Used 1. An eye-opening introducIon to online daIng.
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2. Online DaIng StaIsIcs. Retrieved May 12, 2013 from hVp://www.staIsIcbrain.com/online-daIng-staIsIcs/
3. DaIng and the search for true love or loves. Retrieved May 12, 2013 from hVp://www2.macleans.ca/2013/01/30/true-loves/
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