.action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus,.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count,.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before,.action_button:hover .count:before.submit_button.submit_button:active.submit_button:hover.submit_button:not(.fake_disabled):hover.submit_button:not(.fake_disabled): Content Wrapper:after.hidden.normal.grid_page.grid_page:before,.grid_page:after.grid_page:after.grid_page h3.grid_page h3 a.grid_page h3 a:hover.grid_pageh1.layout_2col_main.layout_2col_side.__live_spinner.__live_spinner .__live_spinner_indicator.__live_spinner .__live_spinner_indicator . A couple of months ago, I was sitting at a bar minding my own business when the woman next to me did something strange.
Plenty of people think online dating is a total waste of time.
Even so, judging by a marriage survey sponsored by Match.com, the odds-on chance of meeting Mr. Right online is significantly better than finding him or her in a bar, at a club, or elsewhere.
According to Pew Research Center's Internet Project, 10 percent of 18-to-24-year-olds and 8 percent of 45-to-54-year-olds have done online dating. singles said the main advantages of online dating are to "expand my dating pool" (94 percent) and "allows me to pre-screen my dates" (93 percent), according to
Researchers explain that middle-aged adults represent a "thin dating market"--in other words, dating prospects are slim within their immediate social circles. Other common reasons for using online dating sites or apps include "meeting people who share similar interests or hobbies" (60 percent); "meeting people who share your beliefs or values" (52 percent); "finding someone for a long-term relationship or marriage" (46 percent); and "having a schedule that makes it hard to meet interesting people in other ways" (33 percent), according to a Pew report.
On her screen, images of men appeared and then disappeared to the left and right, depending on the direction in which she wiped.