Blake and I enjoyed enlisting you on Match.com last week. I haven't laughed that hard in quite some time. I now know that anyone interested should do their prep work, such as listing one's qualities and interests. Who would have known everything could sound so generic?!
I know you were excited about the 10 e-mail recieved over one night... all weirdos? Let's remember that it signified they up all night, probably looking for future dates. Somewhat desperate.
25 more e-mails a day later doesn't sound bad. Only one of them seemed normal? Those odds sound about right. Our goal is one normal date a month, right? I think we can still meet that goal!
I did some research and wanted to share a few fun and relevant facts with you:
Facts Relevant to Online Dating:
1. Women who post a photo on Internet dating sites receive twice as many email messages as women who don’t. The same study found that men who reported incomes higher than $250,000 received 156% more email than those with $50,000.
2. Match.com reports that 44% of its members in the United States have children.
3. Thirty-three percent of online daters form a relationship, 33% do not, and 33% give up.
4. In the online dating world, women are afraid of meeting a serial killer. Men are afraid of meeting someone “fat.” According to Ann Rule, about 3% of men are psychopaths, of which only a tiny percentage are serial killers
5. In a survey of 5,000 singles conducted by Match.com, 43% said fresh breath mattered the most before a date, 17% said stylish clothes, 15% said sexy fragrance, 14% said good skin, and 10% said great hair.
6. Twenty to 40 million Americans have used online dating services. Nearly 50% of online daters are aged 18-34 and 24% are 35-44.
7. Approximately 48% of online daters reported that their breakups occurred via email.
8. On Match.com, 132 million winks are sent out each year and members go out on a six million dates per year.
9. eHarmony.com boasts that 236 of its members marry each day, accounting for 2% of U.S. marriages.
10. An attractive online “About Me” section in your online dating profile often includes a brief description of what you are passionate about or thankful for, a couple of things your friends say about you, qualities you are looking for in a potential partner, the first thing people notice about you (other than appearance), how you spend your leisure time, five things you can’t live without, and the latest good book you’ve read.
General Dating Facts You May Find Relevant:
1. If a man can’t decide what to wear on a date, he might want to wear blue. Studies show that women are attracted to men in blue.
2. The third week in September is National Singles Week in the U.S.
3. Mirroring, or repeating someone’s body language, often impresses a date because it subtly conveys interest to the other person. One should avoid copying every move, however.
4. Body language studies show that revealing areas of the body that aren’t usually on display (such as the inner wrist, the inside of the upper arm, ankles, feet, inside calf muscle, and the nape of the neck) has an immediate effect on a date and shows an instant liking.
5. If you want to create an instant link with a date, say his or her name at least twice in the conversation. This shows attentiveness and connectiveness.
6. Studies show that remembering bits of information about a person and working them into conversations not only is highly flattering but also shows interest
7. The appropriate time to call after meeting a man or woman is hotly debated among dating experts. Typically, the ideal time to wait to call is two to four days, though no longer than four to five days. Calling too soon can appear desperate.
8. **Statistics show that trying to get a relationship to work with an ex doesn’t usually work. The case where it might work is if there were extenuating circumstances of the breakup, such as one of couple had been going through a family tragedy or moved. **
9. Research shows that men know they’re falling in love after just three dates, but women don’t fall in love until date 14
10. “Desperate” daters are typically always available, are clingy, need constant relationship status updates, fish for compliments, drop their standards, and rationalize bad treatment.
11. Over 50% of all singles in America have not had a date in more than two years.
12. Four common date blunders include showing up late, talking about yourself too much, revealing too much about your ex, and an obvious over-eagerness.
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Wishing You the Best,