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While some might see this as rude, those who are socially awkward or fear confrontation will find it convenient. When it comes down to it, 64% of people who use online dating sites are looking for someone they have something in common with, and 49% say they are looking for someone with physical characteristics they are attracted to.
More men are signing up for dating services, a trend that observers say reflects a growing openness to seeking help in romance.
Although specific figures are hard to come by, 10 of the 13 dating agencies accredited by the Social Development Network report a rise in the number of men participating in the dating events they organised over the past five years.
Some men say the benefits of dating services include gaining a greater confidence in communicating with women and improved grooming and self-image through workshops and coaching sessions provided by the agencies.
You're scrolling through your Facebook and Instagram feed and what do you see?
Photo after photo of your friend's new boyfriend, your sister's kids and engagement statuses from those high school sweethearts you grew up with.
Only 9% of women report finding a relationship at a bar or club, and only 2% of men has made a relationship through that scenario. Online dating statistics show that 20% of those in current, committed relationships began online and 7% of marriages in 2015 were between couples that met on a dating website.
If you meet someone online, chances are you'll break up online.
If you're worried joining an online dating site sends a message that you're just looking for sex, it doesn't.
Only 33% of women who use online dating websites say they have sex on the first online dating encounter, and 60% of female Tinder users say they are looking for a match, not just a hookup.
While your best chance at finding love is through a friend-which is how 63% of married couples say they met their partner-you still only have a 17% chance that you will like the person you're set up with.
There are 40 million Americans using online dating websites and those users range from young to old.
Today, 27% of young adults report using online dating sites, which is up 10% from 2013, likely due to the influx of dating apps on smartphones.