’ For Britain’s 16 million singles, looking for love online is the norm.
Studies have suggested that anything between 35 and 50 per cent of all couples in the UK, now meet via the web.
Published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, it explains that there’s a ‘tipping point’ when it comes to online dating.
Put simply, how soon you meet will have a direct effect on your chemistry. You could be consigning yourself to a disappointing date.
Talking on emails is easy, but exchanging countless emails is certainly not the same as dating.
In order for online dating to really work and eventually turn into a real relationship, you need to move the conversation from email to phone - and eventually in person.
Many people and especially men, treat their first call to a woman that they just met and got a phone number from as a pure technicality – a brief, plain conversation during which all they need to do is to set up the time and place to meet for a date.