Confident, attractive individuals who could easily pick up a date by more traditional methods fill the sites and there are also those who lack the confidence to make friends in the “real world”.
Some want a fantasy relationship, whilst others are busy professional workers looking for a fast-track way to find a partner.
So in 2030, I think we’ll be somewhere very different, and I think today’s nine-year-olds will have really incredible ways of finding love when they’re 25.
I recently discovered that some friends used dating sites.
Social media has taken over people’s lives, so it is a natural extension to make new friends online.
One UK survey found one in three people meet this way.
Members’ accounts were recently hacked and personal details made public, which has already led to divorce proceedings and suicides.
Approximately 3,500 Algarvean members were exposed in the scandal!
The way the current trend is heading, what will dating be like in 2030, and will that be a better or worse time to be on the dating market than 1995? I think the term “online dating” is part of the problem and makes people who don’t know much about it think it refers to people forming entire relationships online and only meeting in person much later.
Simply considered as online meeting people, it makes a ton of sense.
Badoo is popular in Portugal with over 200 million members worldwide, although only 25 million are actually active.
One young girl in her late 20s told me she joined the site because by meeting up with other men for one-off dates she gets the excitement lacking in her current relationship.
In London there is a site for members to search by tube station for lunchtime dates!