Digital Dating By the Numbers
When it comes to finding (and keeping) "the one," the Internet may be doing more harm than good.
In a new survey done by YourTango
, three-quarters of respondents said digital miscommunication (whether email or texting) caused fighting in their relationships. Singles aren’t having it so easy either. About 95 percent use Facebook to find dates, but only 13 percent have found long-lasting love
through the site.
When meeting potential suitors, the majority of those surveyed admit they would prefer to ditch the digital forums and meet him the "old-fashioned way," says YourTango CEO Andrea Miller
. "Respondents report the best places to find great dates are through social activities, followed by getting set up by friends or family. Free dating sites ranked third," says Miller.
Our takeaway? Log off and get yourself out there. You're likely not Facebook friends with Mr. Right … yet.