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Published On: Tue, Feb 17th, 2015

Interesting Facts Revealed About Online Dating

Online dating is all the rage. While in the beginning there was some stigma attached and a degree of resistance to finding a partner online, now it has become a dependable ally to meet new people and find a love match. The fact that online dating links you to a love interest in your own neighborhood or with a dream partner based in a far away location with equal ease, adds to its appeals and helps jump start a stagnant love life quickly. Singles looking for love online can have a wide-range of experiences.

Someone looking for just friendship may unexpectedly link with a can’t-do-without soulmate almost immediately. Another looking for true love may find fun friends instantly but may have to wait a while before meeting the partner of their dreams. There are several interesting facts about online dating. These facts relate to the choice people make and the basis on which they make their love choices. Here is a closer look at most interesting facts about online dating.

FEMA photo/Kevin Galvin

FEMA photo/Kevin Galvin

Meeting Ground

Similarities are something that draw people instantly to each other. While some singles look to meet new people with similar interests, for others having the same cultural background is highly appealing. Niche dating sites bring singles with the same core interests on to a common space where they can meet and get to know each other well. Sites dedicated to singles from a particular cultural group offer a friendly space for love to develop and for relationships to take off from there.

For Iranian singles looking for friendship, romance and lasting love, iranianpersonals.com offers a welcoming space where they can link with potential partners from their own culture. Black and African American singles can link with other singles from their own heritage on soulsingles.com for companionship, love and to possibly experience a soulmate like connection.

Choosy Lot

Women looking for love online tend to be a choosy lot. They are picky about the potential partners they respond to and date, when compared to their male counterparts. The men are more open to options and are more willing to go for it. An explanation for this could be that women are looking to meet someone they can share a meaningful romantic relationship with, whereas men are willing to take chances and are looking for fast results.

Femke Jenkins Photography

Femke Jenkins Photography

About The Money

Many singles find the idea of a rich partner appealing. Rich men and those in lucrative professions are sought after by women on the online dating scene. Women are likely to look for partners who are financially stable. Men, on the other hand, are more open about discussing financial information than women.

Outward Appearance

Being physically attractive is considered to be a huge advantage in online dating. Men are likely to place great value on the appearance and other physical attributes of the women they approach online. While women too look for attractive partners, they are likely to give equal importance to other factors such as the background, social standing and profession of potential partners. One way to explain this difference in approach is that men tend to base their choices on the physical attraction they feel for a potential partner.

Women, on the other hand, are looking for someone they can relate to as husband material, someone who matches their vision of a perfect long-term romantic partner and possibly the ideal husband.

Guest Author: Ezgi S.: Community manager, content editor and blog writer; working for World Singles network recently. She is also a digital marketer who studied economic growth and development.

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