Cacioppo acknowledged being a "paid scientific advisor" for the website, but said the researchers followed procedures provided by the Journal of the American Medical Association and agreed to oversight by independent statisticians.
People who reported meeting their spouse online tended to be age 30-49 and of higher income brackets than those who met their spouses offline, the survey found.
"We found evidence for a dramatic shift since the advent of the Internet in how people are meeting their spouse," said the study, led by John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago's Department of Psychology.
In the following you can read some fun and interesting facts, tips and statistics about online dating and relationships in general that can be found on the internet.
Pictures about hobbies can give a great spark to conversations when meeting each other in person. After the ‘About me’ and the ‘Pictures’ section on a dating profile the most important for online daters is the geographical location and the age of the potential partner. When looking for a potential partner online, some of the most important dealbreakers are: smoking, drinking, political views, religious views, education, racial background and children. 51% of all online dating people are in a relationship, only 21% are really single and 11% are married. 80% of online daters know someone who found love on the internet – this is a great motivation for most of them. About 50% of all people on the world know someone who dated someone they met on the internet. About 10% of the population use online dating sites to find love.
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Online dating is no longer seen as a last attempt for the desperate and lonely to find their soul mate.
The stigma is beginning to dissipate as an increasing amount of Americans believe that online dating is now socially acceptable.