Internet dating stats uk

“But the men I was introduced to were told what I wanted and shared those dreams. From the off we were on the same page and then it was only a matter of finding someone I also found physically attractive and that was Mark, the third man I met.” Wilkinson is far from alone.

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Matchmakers were viewed as hook-nosed crones from Fiddler on the Roof or pushy Mrs Bennet at the Pemberley ball.

From Romeo and Juliet, to dashing Mr Rochester choosing plain Jane Eyre, we celebrated stories of Cupid’s dart striking randomly.

Just today, nine million Britons will log on looking for love.

The result is that, rather than being someone that defies all calculation, love is now big business worth an annual $4 billion internationally and growing at 70 per cent a year – with high-tech venture capitalists, psychologists and software engineers reaping vast rewards.

Scarred by their parents’ (or their own) divorces, this generation approaches affairs of the heart with the same pragmatism as it might buying a car or booking a holiday.

But can something as nebulous as everlasting love really be found via a computer chip?

The following pages are an attempt by me to organize the vast majority of online dating related statistics and facts available on the Internet.

Almost every week there seems to be a new report or study produced that tries to top the last one.

But since 1995 when the first online dating site was launched, the tables have completely turned.

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