Online dating has been an option for many people. With the age of technology rising more than ever, people have more options and a variety to online dating. There is much controversy over whether online dating is really worth it and whether it’s safe.
There are millions of online dating sites available to the public, both free and with a price. The dating sites range from a vague category, to a very specific category, such as religion, race and gender.
Due to these categories, we would assume that online dating narrows down your choices to what best fits your needs in your partner. Furthermore, in individual dating sites, one is allowed to search for partners according to their specific preferences, such as height, weight and even income.
However, according to a study by Daily Infographic, called “Is online dating worth it?”, 81 percent of online daters provide inaccurate data on their profiles regarding height, weight or age. In addition, when it comes to weight, women claim to be 8.5 pounds thinner than they really are and men describe themselves as two pounds thinner and a half inch taller. Also, according to the study, women use profile photos taken 1.5 years earlier and men use profile pictures that are 6 months old on average. (more…)