ONLINE DATING SURVEY

Posted on Oct 28 2014 - 9:01am by Melanie Love

Online dating services have become increasingly popular over the past 20 years. Yes, they’ve been around that long. In fact, even before there was the Internet, people used bulletin board services and newsgroups to meet up.

Almost every knows someone who has tried a service. We want to find out more about your online dating habits, or lack thereof. We ask singles to please answer the questions below anonymously and we’ll share through RomanceBeat.

Do you primarily use online dating to:

  • Meet interesting people? (36%, 228 Votes)
  • For casual dating? (30%, 190 Votes)
  • Hook up/Have sex? (18%, 115 Votes)
  • Find a partner who could turn into a husband? (10%, 64 Votes)
  • Find a husband? (6%, 40 Votes)

Total Voters: 637

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What appeals to you about online dating:

  • Ability to meet people in different social circles than you? (35%, 217 Votes)
  • Convenience of meeting people from the comfort of home? (34%, 210 Votes)
  • Ability to screen people? (32%, 198 Votes)

Total Voters: 625

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Have you every successfully used an online dating service?

  • Yes (64%, 399 Votes)
  • No (36%, 227 Votes)

Total Voters: 626

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Were you pleased with the results?

  • Yes (83%, 517 Votes)
  • No (17%, 107 Votes)

Total Voters: 624

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Would you use a service again?

  • Yes (90%, 561 Votes)
  • No (10%, 62 Votes)

Total Voters: 623

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Have you already used these services frequently?

  • Yes (83%, 515 Votes)
  • No (17%, 103 Votes)

Total Voters: 618

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Do you think there is a stigma attached to using such a service?

  • Yes (51%, 318 Votes)
  • No (49%, 305 Votes)

Total Voters: 623

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Do you and your friends talk about the merits of various services?

  • Yes (80%, 495 Votes)
  • No (20%, 125 Votes)

Total Voters: 620

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Do you get recommendations from friends about good services?

  • Yes (76%, 475 Votes)
  • No (24%, 146 Votes)

Total Voters: 621

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Do you primarily learn about new services online?

  • Yes (77%, 451 Votes)
  • No (23%, 132 Votes)

Total Voters: 583

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Have you resisted using an online dating service?

  • Yes (65%, 393 Votes)
  • No (35%, 211 Votes)

Total Voters: 604

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Is your reluctance because of

  • Fear (58%, 226 Votes)
  • Money (24%, 95 Votes)
  • Stigma (17%, 67 Votes)

Total Voters: 388

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Have you heard of any bad experiences friends have had through online dating services?

  • Yes (50%, 313 Votes)
  • No (50%, 311 Votes)

Total Voters: 624

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If the answer is yes to the above question, has that been a major turn-off for you?

  • Yes (56%, 218 Votes)
  • No (44%, 173 Votes)

Total Voters: 391

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