Whereas before a man just needed to be the best looking guy at work to get a date with a colleague, now he needed to be in the top 10% of all men to get a date with one of the women in his city.” This is the double-edged sword of online dating.
You have far more access to singles than ever before. Which means that there’s also far more COMPETITION.
“The expanded horizons offered by online dating don’t equal unrestricted access to a ready and waiting list of beautiful people.
Every man and woman online still has criteria that must be met by people who want to date him or her, and every guy and girl is still in direct competition with every other person of their gender…
According to yesterday’s report, older people are ‘more connected, economically and socially, than they were before.’Both living and working for longer were also likely factors in more people opting to go their separate ways.
The report added: ‘People aged 65 and over are more likely than ever to be working, and therefore be able to support themselves outside marriage.‘They’re also catching up with younger people in their use of the internet – perhaps trying out online dating?
Sarah Jane Lenihan, a family lawyer at Slater and Gordon, said the internet was regularly a factor in divorce among older people.‘We have definitely seen a rise with the rise of internet dating and it being more acceptable to start again,’ she said.‘There’s less taboo and more acceptance of both divorce and online dating.
Because people are living longer, many think “I don’t want to stay in this marriage for another 30 years”.‘People are also getting remarried later in life as a result as well.’Earlier this year, ONS figures showed older people were increasingly using the internet with 78 per cent of those aged 65 to 74 having ‘recently’ used it in 2017. The recent ONS said it meant they were ‘catching up with younger people in their use of the internet – perhaps trying out online dating’.Do women have it a lot easier than men, and do hot people in general have it the easiest? Millward created 10 fake OKCupid profiles with similar sounding usernames, with the same written profile, personal stats, level of education, etc. Each account had a different photo of a man or woman of varying attractiveness. However, it’s always good to back up hypotheses with facts, and that’s what Jon Millward did with this experiment, posted on his eponymous blog.• It took 2 months, 13 days for the most popular woman’s inbox to fill up.At the current rate it would take the most popular man 2.3 years to fill up his. Well, you’ve seen this a few times before:“Most men compliment the attractive women a lot, they make reference to something in the woman’s profile (you would not believe how many times men mentioned the party tricks and ‘Arrow’ the cheetah from the generic profile I wrote), or they ask a general question about travel or something equally boring.” What SHOULD he write instead?’Marriage rates – the number of people getting married as a proportion of the rest of the population – rose by a fifth.