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Studies have suggested that anything between 35 and 50 per cent of all couples in the UK, now meet via the web.What’s more, a study by dating site e Harmony, estimated that seven in ten couples will have done so by 2040 – with 55 to 64-year-olds experiencing the biggest boom (an expected 30 per cent rise between 20).Of course, exchanging a barrage of emails – even phone calls or Skyping– can seem more secure.You can ‘get to know’ someone from behind the safety of a screen.Please note that a complaint submitted through the online platform will not be considered unless you have raised it with us first.*Data based on an extrapolation from Research Now survey conducted in April 2018, among a representative sample of 10671 persons aged 18 in the UK, which has been combined with the total population of this age group (Source Eurostat 2018).3% of interviewees have ever been in a relationship with someone they claim having met on Match.We are a member of the Online Dating Association (ODA).
She received her Master's in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2009.
You can gather information about the other person, but until you meet them you won’t know if ‘I love to laugh’ means Fawlty Towers or fart jokes. It’s easy to think you know a person better than you really do.
Baldly, without meeting someone, there’s only so much information you can glean about them – knowing someone’s taste in films, music, food does not a personality make. There’s a danger of idealising them and imagining your future together before you’ve exchanged a single smile.
Put simply, how soon you meet will have a direct effect on your chemistry. You could be consigning yourself to a disappointing date.
Thankfully, the window isn’t too terrifying (no one is saying that you have to slurp coffee in the first 24 hours).