You’ve met all of your friends’ friends, your local only attracts men your dad’s age and meeting someone in person is a thing of the past. So is online dating your lifeline? Rebecca Shepherd investigates.
In the 21st century it seems as though the world has become obsessed in finding practical, quick and convenient ways in looking for love, and research has shown that 1 in 5 people now do so online.
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Believe it or not the concept of online dating has been around longer than you think. It dates back to the 18th century, where matchmaking through personal advertisement on newspapers would take place.
The start of a new year marks the busiest time for online dating websites. Every week in January over 1 million Brits are due to sign up to matchmaking website match.com, in the hope to find their perfect partner online.
An online dating photo is said to be the most important credential to have whilst using matchmaking websites. Read more to see why.
Online dating user safety is often emphasised by matchmaking websites, but research has shown that 10% of all sex offenders use online dating to lure their victim. Furthermore within the digital age it has never been easier to steal and uncover confidential information that we would rather stayed private.