“Through a friend or family member” came in second (27 percent), while “On an online dating site” came in third (17 percent) hardly the “35 percent of Americans” as claimed in the earlier study.
More from Your Tango: 3 Essential Tips For Online Dating The Science Behind Online Dating Proprietary algorithms, tests and questionnaires that promise to match you with a mate provide an air of awe and confidence with a glint of the scientific.
Introductions are pass, having been replaced with “friending” someone.
Getting to know someone has transformed into It’s Just Lunch.
But the questions feeding these algorithms are highly suspect.
Firstly, to match someone with a potential mate, these questionnaires need to be answered honestly and accurately (and they aren’t; more on that coming shortly).
If you back up just a few short years, it was commonplace to meet someone from your neighborhood and end up in a relationship with them eventually getting married.
According to the Association for Psychological Science, the most common place to meet a spouse is at work or at school (38 percent).So, it’s not the dating sites’ fault for not being able to bring them up.But these are questions/considerations that need to be taken into account.And love letters have been reduced to 140 characters.Of course, there are success stories of couples that have met online.Everyone seems to know someone who knows someone who is getting married to their online sweetheart.But after connecting with thousands of women via my Facebook page and hearing their tales of missed dates, mixed messages, and misunderstood expectations, the horror stories seem to outnumber any purported success rate by a very wide margin. You answer a few questions and then get to meet someone with whom you are compatible.What’s more, the study suggests that those marriages are less likely to end in divorce than those that begin offline.” What this article silently implies is that the phrase “meet their spouses online” translates to “meet their spouses while using an online dating site”.However, if you read the complete study (and most people don’t), you will be quick to discover that “online” means exactly that: on the internet.Meeting someone online is now commonplace, and is a reflection of the change in societal communication patterns, not a feather in the cap of the online dating industry.Moreover, this study examined many online venues: virtual worlds, chat rooms, multiplayer games, and social networks as well as many dating sites.