The study, which polled 433 online daters, also discovered an online dating "tipping point," and noted that the longer people waited to meet (especially after the 17 to 23 day time range), the more likely they were to be disappointed with their date.
Lead researcher Artemio Ramirez, Jr., an associate professor at the University of South Florida, told our U. counterparts the study was an inspiration after he meet his wife online in 2005.
While some studies have shown online dating doesn't necessarily lead to marriage, others have shown people who meet online have higher marriage satisfaction, and lower divorce rates.
My voice is deep, which apparently makes me less desirable to men.Some will tell you to wait a month and others will tell you to always meet in a public space.Everyone wants to be an online dating expert, but recently, the real experts have figured out the perfect amount of time to wait before the first date.What’s more, a study by dating site e Harmony, estimated that seven in ten couples will have done so by 2040 – with 55 to 64-year-olds experiencing the biggest boom (an expected 30 per cent rise between 20).Of course, exchanging a barrage of emails – even phone calls or Skyping– can seem more secure.’ 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.Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate.When we experienced how much effort and energy was spent emailing prospective matches, wading through cheesy responses, deleting emails from weird guys, instant messaging and finally cultivating a single meeting, we confirmed the research that says it takes an average of SIX HOURS to set up one real-life date. This is not a good investment of your time, unless you are willing to spend almost an entire workday, every week, just to get one date.