Here are 23 statistics to get your heart pounding: Meeting people online is a lot more common than you might think. An estimated 66% of them have gone on at least one date with someone they met through a dating site.
A growing number of men and women who are looking for love give online dating the thumbs up.
Related: Identity Theft Statistics While there are some women who prey on unsuspecting men who use online dating services, women are more likely to be the victim of a romance scam.
Seventy percent of the complaints lodged in 2011 involved women and more than half were 40 or older.
The research shows easier access to the internet is a driving factor for the predicted online dating boom, with web access among 18 to 64-year-olds more than doubling over the past decade - 43 per cent to 88 per cent.