A new poll from the BBC World Service found that approximately 30 percent of individuals online sought companionship through online dating services such as Match.com and eHarmony.
Of 11,000 internet users surveyed, the majority that reported a ‘yes’ for online dating, India and Pakistan were found to have the most love-seekers in the world. Ghana and the Philippines came in a close third and fourth, respectively.
Although prevalent in these particular areas of the world, the United States only reported an approximate amount of 21 percent to claim that they use online dating services to meet a potential mate.
Years ago I found myself on a dating site after I endured a pretty bad breakup with a former fiance and actually found a really nice guy to hang out with. He was about an hour and a half away (close enough to visit, far enough away to run if he turned out to be a total creeper) and we hung out several times. He was a nice, normal, young professional and he was attractive to boot. This particular experience opened my eyes to an entirely different way of dating. We eventually stopped seeing each other — the hour-plus travel was just too much at that younger age where both of us had maintained our own respective social lives in our own home states — but we still remain in contact occasionally.
I never facilitated such a site after that — not because I had a bad experience, but I had met my husband within a year of the experiment — but would definitely recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a change of pace. You don’t always end up with the love of your life by reforming a barfly, you know.
Have you guys ever used a service similar to the ones stated above? If so, do you have any funny, scary or inspiring stories to share about your experience?