Sociology paper on dating
(University of Bath Study, 2005) Statistics show that internet dating is big business with leading sites such as Yahoo Personals and drawing in 4.9 million visitors and 4.2 million visitors respectively in January 2004 alone.
(Blazier, 2004) So just how successful is internet dating as a means of meeting new people?
In recent years ‘internet dating’ has become very popular for a number of reasons, mainly due to its ease and convenience.
In a world where single people often have little time to socialise and find it hard to meet like minded people the internet has provided a link to the world of dating and romance.
The study (2005) found that when couples who had spent time forming friendships through emailing or chatting online met for the first time, 94% of them went on to see one another again.The study also discovered than over 70% of those who had met their partners through internet dating sites were happy to openly admit this to friends and would recommend internet dating to the people around them.