2010 Top Online Dating Sites with Facts and Statistics

Men and women both have their own standards when it comes to dating. No matter where they are located at, there seems to be a constant pattern that evolves in the dating arena. In general, most men and women are really greatly interested in someone extraordinary that they can be with and spend their life forever and to make their dream a reality, both sexes are willing to broaden their search. To meet the man or woman of their dreams, most of them seek the help of the modern technology - that's where the online dating comes in. According to one dating relationship statistics less than 50% of men and more than 50% of women from all over the world are dating sites members. That's a lot! But, really, what are these people looking for in a date?

According to one dating relationship statistics gathered by Paul Rozin - a psychologist, when men were asked what kind of body type they like better in a woman, most of them chose "the average or typical physique", therefore contradicting the myth that men in general fancy thinner women. Though physical appearance is the initial force that would attract you to someone, this is not always true. Personality is. 67% of men and 86% of women said that they prefer to date somebody who has a bubbly personality.

There is a stereotype in the dating market that says men prefer younger woman. This may be true for some; survey revealed that the age does not matter as long as the older woman is more striking than the younger one. However, almost 40% of women said that they would rather want to date a younger man. Did you know that over 12% of married couples in the United Stated involve older women and younger men?

Intellect, a confident mind-set, and same hobbies in life are also the attributes that singles are looking for in a partner. If you are good-looking but do not possess some of these traits, most probably you will be left out. Well, who would really want to date a person who has below average IQ level? The reason for this is because they want to have a nice conversation with their partner on an equal stage. You will notice that those who are well-educated tend to date women who are also knowledgeable in her own respective field. One of the dating relationship statistics that have already been scientifically confirmed is that those people who are in a healthy relationship are a lot better as far as physical health is concerned, compared to those who are not dating or not in a relationship. As a matter of fact, 9 out of 10 agree that it is healthier to be in a dynamic and faithful relationship than being alone.

Dating relationship statistics also revealed that almost 70 percent of people survey believes in love at first sight. Infidelity gets the highest score when it comes to the cause of a break up with the percentage of more than 50%. That's a harsh truth considering the fact that almost 50% of these daters are really contemplating of getting married. However, dreadful the dating arena may be and no matter what is the dating relationship statistics reveal, you should not stop looking for that special someone.

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Abbreviated Online Dating Facts and Stats

- Online Dating Magazine estimates that more than 20 million people visit at least one online dating service a month. (Online Dating Magazine - 2007)

- Online Dating Magazine estimates that there are more than 120,000 marriages a year that occur as a result of online dating. (Online Dating Magazine - 2007)

- 31% of adults in America say they know someone who has used an online dating service. (Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project Report: Online Dating, March 2006)

- In 2003 it was estimated that three million people paid for an online dating service listing. (Source: Jupiter Research)

- In the first half of 2003, consumers spent over $214 million for online dating services. This number is 76 percent higher than the same time last year. (Source: Online Publishers Association)

- On average, those paying for online dating services spend a total of $239 per year. (Source: Jupiter Research)

- It is estimated that the financial growth of online dating will reach $642 million in 2008. (Source: Jupiter Research)

- As of February 2005, 33% fewer consumers are browsing online personals today than one year ago, causing the industry growth to slow considerably. (Source: Jupiter Research)

- Consumers spent $214.3 million on personals and dating content during the first half of 2003, up 76 percent from the same period in 2002. (Source: Online Publishers Association).

2010 Top Popular Online Dating Services

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