Dating in a Virtual World Infographic Shows the Statistics of Online Love

By: Kevin Young - Published: Jun 27, 2012 • References: freedating and bestinfographics
Not too long ago, people dated and courted one another in places such as bars, parks and cafes, however, this Dating in a Virtual World infographic reveals a chunk of the population who seeks love in the digital world.

Dating online means creating an optimal identity that's technically not real. Although a profile may contain real information, it's not a physical person that you're checking out. In the real world, going to the gym will show people your assets but in the virtual world, Photoshop is the savior.

According to Freedating, 10 percent of the 54 million singles in the United States use online dating services. About 49 percent of people seeking their love online base it on physical appearance, with 64 percent honing in on common interests.