You Can Rest Assured That There Is Still Enough Fish In The Sea
Did you know that online dating now constitutes a $2.2-billion-dollar industry? Wow those are quite the numbers. It seems that every time we visit the app store, there’s another newly-launched app that promises to help us meet “The One” — or at least find a companion for the evening.
Well here are the latest news, Mic just posted a publication that surveyed 2,373 coupled 18-to-34-year-olds and found that a relatively slim 9.4% reported meeting their S.O. on “online dating websites or apps”. Compare this with 38.6% who reported finding their partners “through friends in common.”
Yup you guessed it, the single most common way to meet a significant other is through your pals.
So if you think that if you’re dating, but not online-dating, you’re missing out.
Of the survey respondents, 22.3% met their partners “out in a social setting,” while 17.9% met theirs through work, leaving an overwhelming total of 78.8% who met their partners IRL (in real life). Meanwhile, 5.8% of respondents reported meeting their significant others on social media, while 6% responded “other.” As to what that might mean, your guess is as good as ours. Count this all as good news if Plenty of Fish isn’t your style — or if OkCupid has failed you one too many times.
It looks like a real-life offline love story is still a real possibility.