I arrived early and sat at a table in a conspicuous spot.
After a few minutes, a woman came to my table, sat down and said with big smile, "Hi, I'm Chris!
This has changed from ten years ago when the figure was 44 per cent. It says around one in ten Americans has used online dating services.
For example, you might consider a dating service for people who share the same religious faith, like Big Church.com, Christian or JDate.com; if you're a sports enthusiast, you might check out While e-dating is a dream come true for some, The Rules Girls warn that an e-courtship has more dating hazards than ever — and they're not what you think!
Whether you meet online, at work, or in a bar, email has become an integral part of most relationships, so you need to be prepared to handle a cyber relationship.
A new report says most Americans think online dating is a good way to meet people.
Almost 60 per cent of Internet users said there is nothing wrong with trying to find a partner on the Internet.
Sociologist Dr Kevin Lewis of the University of California told the USA Today newspaper that women must be careful with online dates.
He said: "For women, there are lots of guys who are just creepy or unattractive or undesirable." He also said men can have problems finding a date: "They can't get a woman to respond because [women get] so many messages." Dr Lewis also said that 38 per cent of online daters have read an online profile of someone they knew.
Millions of people are "e-dating" in the hopes of finding that perfect someone.
Online dating services such as and [email protected] thriving as men and women post ads and photos of themselves in search of the perfect mate. Ellen) says online dating is an advantage for people who are uncomfortable about meeting people in public places, or who are new to an area.
Indeed, most relationship counselors, including The Rules Girls, Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, agree that logging on can be a great way to meet your match. Online dating services also can be a good option if you frequently travel for work or have children or other responsibilities that make going out to meet people difficult.