Online Dating Characteristics [Infographic]

By: Chad Sweely - April 4, 2012

Online dating is not an unheard-of term anymore, but is very commonplace now in today’s society. I am sure you know of at least one couple that met on the internet, or is in a long-distance relationship and uses the internet to help their relationship succeed. I remember when I was back in high school, I knew of an older couple that met online and thought to myself “I’ve never heard of people doing that before.”

Now that we live in a digital world, and with social networking, texting, and instant messaging having such an integral part of our lives, the premise of online dating is easier than ever. It can also be “up in your face” when you’re not expecting it. I am sure that you have seen the commercials on TV for online dating that reach out to specific audiences (e.g. ChristianMingle and OurTime).

Here is a “behind the scenes” look at how online dating works in today’s society:


Chad Sweely

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Chad SweelyChad Sweely is a contract writer for WebProNews, and previously was the Support Analyst for iEntry. Chad is also interested in classic Doctor Who, social dancing, and web design.

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  • kim

    very nice and help me…..thanks a lot.

  • Jennifer

    I love “boy meets girl” image!

  • Michael Alexander

    Cool and interesting infographic. It’s funny — ‘online dating’ is really a misnomer, since the dating itself is done offline. Which raises the question: if MEETING online, what is the most meaningful first impression? To me, it is not a litany of facts about another person, or how they answer dating questions. In real life, you don’t know one’s education/income/social habits on first glance; and I think this is a good thing. Looking for a date shouldn’t be like shopping online.

    I created a unique dating site that strives to make the first impression more meaningful when meeting online. Instead of detailed profiles, members see what others write and share + their photo, and that’s it. To me, this opens a window into who they are more than self-description does. launched 6 weeks ago in NYC and Boston — give it a look!