Intriguing new research, shows that a third of marriages in the US begin online and even more interestingly these unions last better and are happier than matches which begin offline, see Study By the National Academy of Sciences.
No one is quite sure why but it may be because online daters are more committed in some way and have put more thought into who they want as a mate.
There are 54 million singles in the US and 40 million have tried online dating. Overall 52.4% of those daters are male and 47.6% are female, but those %’s do not stay constant, at 26 there are more men than women and at 48+ there are more females than males.
The 2 largest dating sites by a huge margin are eharmony and match.com but research shows that there is a growing trend towards targeted online dating e.g. sites catering to specific ethnic groups or sites catering to specific characteristics, such as people who are single parents, Christians or interested in a specific hobby. Research also suggests with too wide a choice you can suffer choice fatigue and it is better to limit your choice rather than expand it.
As online dating is in effect a marketing exercise a host of services designed to help people through the process have sprung up. Some New York sites are eflirtexpert.com, datingheadshots.com and virtualdatingassistants.com which allows you to outsource the whole search process.
One reason for the huge popularity of online dating is its convenience and the access to a broad range of matches. If you want to try it, remember 40 million of your fellow Americans are busy trying it too, we hope successfully. LIKE that online dating offers New Yorkers a good option for meeting their perfect match