WASHINGTON POST – Apr 25 – More than twice as many couples who married last year met through online dating services than at a club or social event, according to a new survey by Match.com.
The survey found that 17% of those who married in the past three years met online, making it the third-most-frequent method of introduction, behind meeting through friends, at work or school.
A Harris Interactive poll sponsored by eHarmony found that only 9% of couples married that year were introduced through such services. (The Harris study claims that 2% of recently married American couples met through eHarmony.)
You’d be hard pressed to find one person who doesn’t know someone who met their partner online. Just a quick message to my friends on Facebook returned overwhelming response as to how many of them met their spouse online or knew someone who did.
It’s growing more and more common and as experiences yield proper tips and suggestions to online dating habits, I think more and more people are willing to take that plunge.