Q: How successful is online dating?
A: Online Dating Magazine estimates that there are more than 280,000 marriages a year, in the United States alone, as a direct result of people meeting on an online dating service.
People discover varying degrees of success when it comes to online dating. Some follow it through, going on several dates until they find that special someone to settle down with. Others just use it for casual dating with no interest in entering into a long-term relationship. And others have a bad date or a negative experience online and swear off online dating altogether.
According to Chadwick Martin Bailey, 17% of couples that were married in the last three years met on an online dating service. In today’s society it seems that everyone knows someone who started a relation with someone they met online.