"Unlike shopping for a bank or a refrigerator, in the case of online dating, the refrigerator has to like you back," Gilman said."There is a different level of exposure to disappointment and that's captured in the poor overall scores." Once considered taboo, online dating is now a socially accepted and booming multibillion dollar business that continues to grow.(A score of 100 indicates respondents were completely satisfied; 80 was very satisfied and 60 was fairly well-satisfied.) Still, many users found the sites frustrating.
Online dating seems more popular among men than among women: While more than half of American dating app users state to have met someone through that service - be it for a long-term relationship, a string of dates or a one-night stand - women predominantly consider their experience with these apps neutral or even very negative.SOURCE: Consumer Reports "It's clear that online dating websites play a major role in the lives of many consumers — we invest a tremendous amount of time, money and emotional energy.It really is a consumer issue worthy of our attention." said Margot Gilman, money editor for Consumer Reports.The rising numbers of singles may be a zeitgeist produced by its time and environment, with the economy and politics providing a much less stable future ahead.At the same time, it shows increased flexibility and independence. Statista assumes no liability for the information given being complete or correct.