The ADT study provides statistics and safety tips for online dating. Many people lead hectic lives, which leaves minimal time to physically meet people in public areas, hence many resort to online dating to find a romantic love partner.
According to this chart, a whopping 5.5 million single Americans are using dating sites, and one in five singles are dating people they met online. Although many would say that appearances are an important factor when searching for a partner, 64% of the respondents said that common interests are the most important traits. About 33% of those who go on dates with people they have met online usually don't end up forming a long-lasting relationship. However, 17% of online dating does end up in marriage, which is nice to hear.