Real life vs online dating

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A further 4% of respondents went one step further and tied the knot at an event!

Live experiences set the perfect stage for singles ready to mingle, and potentially finding lasting love.

Events of all shapes and sizes bring people together to celebrate their common interests and passions.

Being in a place with like-minded people and similar interests encourages people to be open and live in the moment.

So it's no surprise that the Internet is the second most common place to meet people (ranking just behind meeting through mutual friends) according to research conducted by Stanford University and the City University of New York in 2010.

"Online dating is such a successful tool, because with technology eroding the face-to-face social scene, it's rare for people to accidentally meet in real life anymore," said Reuben J.

With almost 8,000 dating websites out there, online dating can be like shooting fish in a barrel.

Here's good news for the ladies: Research conducted by Bath University in England shows that men feel more passionately about, intimately toward, and committed to a relationship than women do after meeting a partner online.

In 1965, an accountant and programmer in New York City started a project called TACT, or “Technical Automated Compatibility Testing,” the city’s first computer-dating service.

The popular sites and e Harmony came later, in 19 respectively.

Singles are getting more options, dating websites are adding more impressive technology, and the success rates are getting higher.

Below are some more details about the top advantages of online dating.

I did not see the validity in meeting someone a computer said you match “93%” with.

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