Online dating meet face face
Studies have suggested that anything between 35 and 50 per cent of all couples in the UK, now meet via the web.
What’s more, a study by dating site e Harmony, estimated that seven in ten couples will have done so by 2040 – with 55 to 64-year-olds experiencing the biggest boom (an expected 30 per cent rise between 20).
It’s quick, convenient, and lets you get to know a potential match before you ever even meet them face-to-face.
According to the statistics, 28% of people choose to meet in restaurants, a further 22% meet at bars whilst 3% of people actually choose to meet people online in their own home.
The risks associated with this last one should be obvious; you’re in a private and unfamiliar place.
Perhaps the most important aspect of meeting up safely is to make sure that you meet up on your own terms, and don’t feel pushed into meeting at a place or time that doesn’t suit you.
That trend that was significantly more obvious after the 17 to 23 day ‘tipping point’. That its lead researcher, Artemio Ramirez Jr., an Associate Professor, met his wife online in 2005.
Their first date was within that all-important window, of course (although he didn’t realise it at the time).If you’re meeting someone who genuinely loves you then it goes without saying that they’ll want you to feel as safe as possible, and will go out of their way to accommodate you in that wish.