Online Dating: Is Everybody Really Doing it?

Posted by Leticia, 14 Jun 06

Remember when you were a kid and you wanted to go somewhere or do something but the only way to explain it to your parents was to say those dreaded words "everybody's doing it". In which you were quickly asked the stupidest question in the world; "If everybody was jumping off the bridge, would you do it too?" Well, the answer to that question today may surprise you. According to the US Census, 44% of American Adults are single; 40% have tried online dating.

Well it doesn't take a mathematician to figure out that these are pretty good numbers if you are looking for love. Let me break it down even further, that would mean that in the US, there are over 100 million potential mates available and of that number, oh about 40 million people that have jumped off that bridge and landed smack dab into the world wide web and are floating around inside internet dating sites looking for you

The question now becomes what happens next. Well, according to Sex in America: A Definitive Survey, 63% of married couples met through a network of friends. What have I been telling you about chatting with any and everybody? It's the best way to meet people and make new friends....right? And even if you come across someone that is not right for you (as a potential love interest), they could very well be your next best friend and the cupid to your love connection. Keep in mind these additional numbers. There are 86 single men for every 100 single women. Now these numbers alter slightly depending on where you live. Ladies, good states for us include Nevada, Florida and Arizona.

Your perfect partner could be online right now...

What are you looking for?

The really cool thing about online dating is that it doesn't matter where you are...right now. You can communicate with anyone anywhere and all you need is a computer and an internet provider. Online dating not only covers the meet and greet portion of dating it's also serves to cultivate relationships too. People often use the internet to not only look for potential mates, but to flirt, ask someone out, check that person out (google ‘em), and even look for locations to go out on that first date.

Now if you're still stuck in that old fashioned way of thinking, "let's just go down to the local bar", it may be of some interest to you to know that only 9% of women and 2% of men say that they've actually found a relationship at a bar. And according to a report released by Pew Internet & American Life Project, even those that have not used a online dating site (yet), 31% of American adults knows someone that has. 26% know someone who's gone on a date and 15% knows someone that been in a long-term relationship or married someone that they met online.

Don't let the numbers fool you or scare you, but the reality is that the people that are the most scarred about dating online, are the one's that have never done it. Makes sense? They don't know any better. So, why are you still reading or listening to this article? Don't you have some online dating to do?

Oh yeah, one more stat before I go, it took some economists at MIT and some University in Chicago to do a study to tell you what I've been saying since day one...women and men who post a photo as a part of their profile had 15 times the response rate and those without...are you still here?

This is Leticia...and the numbers don't lie!

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  1.   naptrlbti says:
    Posted: 02 Sep 07

    Qtinnephilly, well said.

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  2.   unme23 says:
    Posted: 27 Feb 07

    good for some people, and not for others.

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  3.   Cocokisses says:
    Posted: 07 Feb 07

    This is a great article! Thanks!

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  4.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 29 Jan 07

    I have friends who would never online date in a million years. To each their own, I guess.

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  5. Posted: 15 Jan 07

    Online dating is not for everyone. People play too many games and more often than that pretend to be someone they're not. You have to be very selective about you get to know online.

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  6.   gms77 says:
    Posted: 20 Dec 06

    How and wherever you can meet them is great! If its online,so be it!

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  7. Posted: 09 Dec 06

    Yes I think a lot of people are,just look at the numbers

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  8.   yoby says:
    Posted: 04 Dec 06

    online dating is cool, but for ppl like me living far frome verybody it's quite a problem!!!

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  9.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 26 Nov 06

    Can't believe that some people think those of us who try online dating are nuts. Personally, I think its splendid!!

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  10.   Eva says:
    Posted: 24 Nov 06

    I know what you mean. There are a lot of crazy people out there.

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  11.   Coco says:
    Posted: 20 Nov 06

    Online dating os okay, but my daughter hates that I do it. We as women just have to be so careful about who whe are chatting with :)

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  12.   aantonio says:
    Posted: 17 Nov 06

    Well, i knew if few people who are doiing it, i also know a few people who are not a fan of online dating. Some of us on this site are serious in meeting someone, in ways u can tell if they take time out to sufficently complete the profile.

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  13.   gms77 says:
    Posted: 13 Nov 06

    Not everyone is, but a lot of us are:)

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  14. Posted: 09 Nov 06

    Alot of people like myself work extended hours. After 12 hours I just want to come home and relax. Online dating sites gives me the opportunity to meet and chat with some wonderful people and if all goes well plans can be made for when we both have the time to do something. Singles bars are for the 20 somethings anymore. Been there--done that and dont miss it a bit. Peace and Love, Rick

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  15.   JADE74 says:
    Posted: 05 Nov 06

    Dating online is not to much different from meeting someone in person for the first time and going out.In all things we have to be careful online and off.

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  16.   marquez097 says:
    Posted: 01 Nov 06

    Its hard to find someone real online, but it does happen. There are many people that are happy with who they found through a dating site. But if you want to keep it real...you can run in to the same quality of people offline too.

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  17.   RAYNEDELAY says:
    Posted: 16 Oct 06

    Online dating is difficult and only for flirts and playas! I am losing interest in it altogether.

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  18.   bradlee says:
    Posted: 08 Oct 06

    At first I was embarrassed to date online, thought it was only for losers...well, of course I know better now, but it's not an easy step to take...this article was nice one.

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  19.   JADE74 says:
    Posted: 04 Oct 06

    I never thought I would be online looking to meet someone...but I am not alone....

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  20. Posted: 04 Oct 06

    WOW, GREAT ARTICLE, NOW I JUST NEED TO MEET MY MR. WONDERFUL!

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  21.   Sweetheart says:
    Posted: 21 Sep 06

    I liked this article. My sister makes me feel asthough I am the only person that does online dating

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  22.   Ann says:
    Posted: 20 Sep 06

    Definitely the best way to meet the person that has what you are looking for.

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  23.   romeoluvs says:
    Posted: 15 Sep 06

    Online dating does work and helps in finding a parter.. thats for sure..

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  24.   yoby says:
    Posted: 15 Sep 06

    this is very helpful, thanks

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  25.   xina03 says:
    Posted: 13 Sep 06

    Before i started using the net I was afraid to put my picture on any site but when i finally change my mind and add a picture and I finally see there was nothing to it.I had met 2 people so far and they both turn out to be nice guys

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  26.   sweetest1 says:
    Posted: 12 Sep 06

    My oldest sister met her husband online... it is a great way to meet people as long as you are very cautious and aware of the dangers that come along with it!!

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  27.   urmydestiny says:
    Posted: 11 Sep 06

    Booking a round trip to Nevada, Florida and Arizona. Thanks for the tip Liticia.

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  28.   BrwnnBeauty says:
    Posted: 10 Sep 06

    I also think it's the new dating norm. Gives you an opportunity to really TALK to someone. Just have to be a bit more cautious because there are those who are big time phoneys.

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  29.   Tony says:
    Posted: 08 Sep 06

    It's the new (dating) norm!

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  30.   Dora says:
    Posted: 04 Sep 06

    I've been using online dating for years and I love it. I've been trying to encourage my friends to try it too.

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  31.   coco says:
    Posted: 02 Sep 06

    Also a lot of guys here are married and just want to live out their fantasies of being with someone of a different race...

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  32.   6wings says:
    Posted: 30 Aug 06

    i don't think everyone with a profile here is really here to find love. some are only here to get photos of women and men that they can do their dirty things with

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  33.   Marquez097 says:
    Posted: 25 Aug 06

    Online dating is a great way to find someone. You just have to be aware that the pictures dont always tell the whole story about the person. If you can keep that in mind...online dating is not so bad.

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  34.   afro747 says:
    Posted: 18 Jul 06

    How do you make the online work for you ?

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  35.   steven says:
    Posted: 15 Jul 06

    Thats great and I am waiting for it.

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  36.   steven says:
    Posted: 15 Jul 06

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    Posted: 12 Jul 06

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    Posted: 11 Jul 06

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  39.   pili says:
    Posted: 11 Jul 06

    Thanks for your information. It is really encouraging.

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  40.   Kenojah says:
    Posted: 07 Jul 06

    I want to settle down with a lovely woman that would make my life complete, pls help me. Regards, PRINCEWILL

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  41.   Fingers10 says:
    Posted: 23 Jun 06

    I like your words Leticia, it's as if I know you somehow. Your name is ghetto sexy and I was also wondering , since this is an interracial site , what is your ethnic background ? In other words ,are you a cool-ass white-girl or what ?you sexy thang you !!! Thanks, Fingers10

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