Oh, and just to be perfectly clear, this particular entry is intended as a . Now, let’s talk about how online dating will mess with you psychologically.
Then again, when you read what comes next, you may want to consider outsourcing your dating life after all. We’ll start with the fact that you have so many potential dates to choose from (or, well, you you have so many potential dates to choose from – see entry #1).
Of course, putting something on the internet is kind of like catching herpes: once it’s there, it goes away. Now, given that OKCupid was talking some serious shit about their competitors, you’re probably thinking that article should be taken with a grain of salt. if not for the scads of other evidence that online dating sites do in fact juice up their numbers.
While we’re on the topic of fake profiles, let’s talk about the rise in scams.
A recent British study found that, in just the United Kingdom alone, online dating scams clobber 230,000 people a year, with a total damage of $60 billion per year.
A few years ago, OKCupid calculated that 96.25% of e Harmony’s profiles are inactive, using numbers provided by e Harmony themselves.
Match was only marginally better, coming in at 93.1% inactive.
So if you’re new to online dating, prepare yourself for disappointment.