Time to whip your dating profile into shape, dating sites are fast becoming the most common way for couples to meet...
Dating sites are set to become the most popular way of meeting your partner, according to a new study.
If you’ve been putting off pressing submit on your dating profile, the matchmakers at eHarmony have given you some serious cause for action.
According to the results found by the online dating site, more than half of couples are expected to meet their partner over the internet within 20 years. With that figure rising to about seven in ten by 2040.
‘In the decades to come, online dating will not only be an efficient way to meet a partner, but will be by far and away the most common way that couples meet and initially communicate,’ said eHarmony’s Romain Bertrand.
Adding: ‘One of the most significant developments we’ve seen at eHarmony is a substantial increase in the number of people who access our site on a smartphone or tablet device, which now stands at about half of all our members.’
With the rise of mobile dating apps like Tinder, it’s no wonder we’re all turning to our faithful devices to find Mr Right.
The new survey also suggests they’ll be a 30 per cent boom in singletons between 2013 and 2030 – 1.87 million to 2.41 million – with 55 to 64-year-olds set to have the biggest profile boom.
Londoners are expected to make up most of the new members joining dating sites, while couples in the south-east and east of England are the most likely to have met each other online.
Aww. Who said love was complicated?