In 2015, online dating sites and mobile dating apps comprised nearly 75% of the .4 billion per year dating industry, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Intrigued, we took to the streets—or rather, Google Consumer Surveys It turns out age is the biggest predictor of how people feel about online dating services.
Send the wrong emoji – or apparently any at all if you're male – and you're as good as gone.
The protocol can be daunting, especially to someone new to the game.
Show that you're humble through a joke, a self-effacing story or a humorous anecdote. To make a strong first impression, use anecdotes instead of a string of adjectives describing yourself.
Never lie about your age or what you do for a living.
Confidence in the success of these services decreases with age.
DON'T PROCRASTINATE"Messages sent within the first 24 hours are twice as likely to receive a response," said Jean-Marie Mc Grath of Hinge.SOURCE: Consumer Reports "It's clear that online dating websites play a major role in the lives of many consumers — we invest a tremendous amount of time, money and emotional energy.It really is a consumer issue worthy of our attention." said Margot Gilman, money editor for Consumer Reports.If dating is a game, online dating is a game of strategy.Message someone "hey," and you'll probably be ignored.On Valentine's Day, some singles may be inspired to step up their dating game. Amy Giberson, now 34, was reluctant to try internet dating again but she decided to give it one more shot in 2014. There are a slew of sites and apps to help singles find love and, for the most part, they work, according to Consumer Reports.