Even though the statistics we just went through can be scary, don’t let them get to you and prevent you from trying online dating. There are tons of things you can do to stay safe and still meet a genuine match. The number one thing you should do when you’re just starting to online date is to research the options — don’t just choose the first one you come across.
Forbes reports that there are almost 8,000 dating sites in the world, so you have a lot of selections to browse through.
It uniquely focuses on relationships as opposed to random hookups.
Here are seven statistics to keep in mind when you’re looking for a hookup, friendship, date, relationship, marriage, or any other type of companionship.
According to Phactual, one in 10 sex offenders is on a dating site to meet new people — while 25% of rapists use online dating to find their victims.
Age, height, weight, and income are just some of the characteristics people beef up to make themselves look and sound more attractive.
Hand in hand with the statistic above is the fact that 62% of people lie about their current relationship status, according to the lifestyle blog The Bittersweet Life.