While statistics can be spun to make almost anything look good, I've tried to report just the basic facts.
The data has been gathered from such sources as blogs, online newspaper and magazine articles, company financial statements, company advertising information packages, the actual dating service website, and multiple website measurement services.
This page is an attempt by me to organize the vast majority of online dating related statistics and facts available on the Internet.
Almost every week there seems to be a new statistic produced that tries to top the last one.
That’s not great when you consider the 70-plus results OKCupid served up for us, but it was better than any other site we looked at.
We also received the highest percentage of messages we rated “good.” While all of OKCupid’s main features — messaging, viewing profiles, answering questions — are free, there is a paid option for those looking to get a little more out of their search.
Between classes, work, student groups and hanging out with friends, it’s hard to find time for dating.
There’s also a boost feature, which is supposed to ensure your profile gets seen by more users.
Still others may be a bit shy and have trouble meeting new people in person.
(CNN) -- Though they had perhaps crossed paths several times on campus, it was only when Andy Lalinde was scrolling through images of cute girls online that the one with brunette hair standing in some South American country caught his eye. With nothing to lose, Lalinde wrote a funny message proclaiming his love for nurses and hit send. While they could have passed each other walking to class, it took -- an online dating website exclusively for college students -- to bring them together and officially exchange vows on April 29.
Of course, it’s not always that simple, and there are exceptions.
But the key to finding the right site (or sites) for you depends on what type of relationship you’re in search of.