Many people who use these sites and realize the benefits of it are embarrassed to tell others what they're up to.It's not uncommon for couples who meet online to come up with a "story" on how they met, as opposed to telling people they met online.Married couples make up approximately 25% of the population (or 75 million people), so we need to exclude them from our figures as well.That now brings our pool of 225 million adults down to 150 million eligible singles. I never would have run over his foot with my grocery cart at Vons. We would never have bumped into each other at the dry cleaners. Before you met his friends, you'd always have to make up a story of how you met. The last time I was single there WAS NO internet or online dating sites, so when I separated I wasn't sure whether or not to go online. Then I took a look around and realized, LA is not an easy place to be single. People are locked behind car windows on the freeway. I realized that unless a single man lived in the crawl space underneath my house and decided to pop out one day, I was probably going to have to go online.
It's incumbent that users who have found success with online dating share their stories with others.
After a quick glance at Wikipedia, we see that approximately 25% of the population (or 75 million people) are under the age of 18.
We'll eliminate the minors from our starting figure of 300 million, to give us a pool of 225 million adults.
The more we can get people to discuss the merits of online dating, the quicker the stigma and embarrassment will disappear.
Jim Mc Menamin is the webmaster and creator of Macs Dating [ a blog dedicated to the various issues of online dating.