Thesis statement on online dating
The study found that 12% of the 4743 couples registered had met on dating websites.The study also discovered than over 70% of those who had met their partners through internet dating sites were happy to openly admit this to friends and would recommend internet dating to the people around them.
The theory obviously being that the more people you respond to, the more likely to are you find someone suitable.
Certainly the stigma which was attached to internet dating a few years ago seems to have passed.
(University of Bath Study, 2005) Statistics show that internet dating is big business with leading sites such as Yahoo Personals and drawing in 4.9 million visitors and 4.2 million visitors respectively in January 2004 alone.
Dr Gavin (Author of Research Study) stated that; “We also found people are shying away from using webcams because they feel its important not to see their partners for some time – there is something special about text-bases relationships.” (University of Bath Study, 2005) Of all the relationships studied, 39% of the couples were still together at the time of the survey, and of these 24% of the couples had been together for at least a year, and 8% for at least 2 years.
Of the relationships which had ended, 14% had lasted for over a year, and 4% had lasted over 2 years.