The introduction of internet dating
The information in your profile should be kept simple and honest. (Dr Black, 2003) Dating like many of its rivals offers advice on dating tips and how to find a successful relationship.They suggest that you become a ‘go-getter’ and don’t just wait for others to respond to your profile but actively seek out profiles of like minded members and beginning posting immediately.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.(match.com, 2005) Furthermore, a recent and crucially, an independent research study has also concluded that internet dating is officially a successful way of meeting new people and forming friendships or romance attachments and summarises that online dating can indeed be a success for many people.Interestingly, the research showed that men were generally more likely to be committed to the relationship than the women, and tended to be more dependent upon the women.
For example, those who talked on the telephone before meeting up and those who chatted simultaneously online (as opposed to simply emailing) were found to have formed ‘deeper’ and more emotional attachments.
Of these relationships formed, on average they lasted for approx 7 months, with 18% of them lasting for over a year.
Such figures are in line with relationships formed in more traditional ways.
Similarly, those couples who exchanged gifts before meeting up seemed to form deeper and more committed relationships.
The study concluded that simultaneous communication forms more of an intimacy.
Of the relationships which had ended, 14% had lasted for over a year, and 4% had lasted over 2 years.