For every 350 dates that were set up online, only one led to relationships that lasted to the six month mark.In comparison, meeting someone through other means, such as family, friends, work, school or at a bar resulted in a 29% chance of long-term dating.
Second, these profiles are often filled with misrepresentations.
When there are a lot of choices, people think of their matches as readily disposable.
“People lie about their height, financial success and also say that they are younger,” Stein stated. Online dating regulars tend to be unrealistic in their expectations.
Stein explains, “these men and women think that they are more desirable than they actually are, and that they rate better looking matches than they are getting.
There is safety in numbers and meeting for the first time in a restaurant or coffee shop would provide enough witnesses should the date turn sour.