News article

Date: 02. February 2016

Longing for Marriage?
The Key May Be in Online Dating!

Happy couples often celebrate Valentine's Day with gusto. This makes a lot of singles feel left out. While it is a happy time for many, many more feel the real pinch of their perpetual singledom. A solution, however, seems to have been found by the good people at in a survey that they carried out regarding online dating's effect on how likely online daters are to get married.

Online dating is seen as a haven for those looking for a spouse. While sex dates and hookups are also a possibility, a survey carried out by in the United States found that 93% of singles who do online dating are interested in finding someone to settle down with. It may indeed be a shocking statistic: but it's really not that unbelievable. This is especially true when you look at the landscape of dating over the last decade.

Take a look at how online dating began and now look at the likes of dating apps such as Tinder. There is clearly a vast number of people who are looking for that special someone. Those who are sick of people asking why they're still alone, but are still hesitant about online dating, can also enjoy some good news. In 2013, the National Academy of Sciences discovered that a third of marriages in the US started with online dating. Such marriages also had less of a chance of ending up in divorce.

one between people who had met their partners in a more organic manner but trough social media platforms, and of course those on dating sites or matchmaking agencies. This is important due to the fact that there are a lot of people who connect on various social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more.

How Connections Are Happening on Social Media

Just consider the following scenario: you follow someone from Singapore, as does another person. The person you are following then suggests that the two of you follow one another. Get familiar and suddenly you're on the way to Singapore to visit them. Feelings develop... Yes, this does indeed sound a little silly but hey, some people meet on Tumblr!