One estimate puts the number of dating sites and apps in the U. at 2,500, and the total number worldwide surpasses 5,000.
Although some dating sites and apps are free, others charge a premium to gain access to profiles of romance-seeking men and women.
Even if you've never spent time on a dating website, the odds are good that some of your friends have.
In 2011 alone, the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center lodged 5,600 complaints from victims of “romance scammers” with collective losses of over fifty million dollars.
BUT, it’s suspected that these numbers are much less than actual as many people are too embarrassed to come forward.12.
Makes sense: “I work in the entertainment industry”…Dude, you sell tickets at the local theater.10.
According to MSNBC, research shows that 11% of people using online dating services are married.11.
Here are 16 scary statistics of online dating to put the world of online dating into perspective when it comes to the reality of the person behind that profile.1. About one-third of online daters do not upload a profile picture to their online dating profile.