We’re big proponents of online dating, but we understand how it can be a scary thing to do.
You’re putting yourself out there in front of millions of people, and you’re never really 100% sure if you’ll have success with it or not.
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.
Lots of the time their story will be that they’re in a foreign country and don’t have the means to pay for travel expenses to come see you. An infographic created by e Harmony shows that more than half of Americans fabricate parts or all of their dating profiles — a statistic attributed to the global research agency Opinionmatters.
Nickolas Savage is the assistant section chief of the Cyber Division.
Savage: If somebody is asking you for money, just be very cautious. Halpern: The average financial loss per victim is between ,000 to ,000. Savage: I think the most important take-away is that people should stick to legitimate sites.
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.
If you’re worried about one of your online matches, you can refer to the National Sex Offender Public Website’s sex offender registry, where you can search by name and location.