As online dating continues to establish itself as one of the top ways to meet a life partner, the number of people getting married to someone they meet online is rising.
In light of this, PlentyOfFish has just released some interesting findings on the dating behaviour of Americans who are now married to a partner they met online.
The popular dating site recently asked over 1,000 former PlentyOfFish users across the US about their behaviour and actions when looking for love online, and how this related to their success.
The site found that in terms of making the first move, 40% of those who found love online sent the first message to their partner, with 35% of married women initiating the first conversation.
Surprisingly, the second most favoured first line was “Hey, what’s up?” (15%), suggesting that people who use a fairly standard opening message aren’t necessarily less serious about a long-term relationship.
The survey also asked participants to disclose information about the first date they went on with their husband or wife, presenting them with a list of more than 20 different options.
The findings show that when it comes to dates, married couples mostly opted for simple activities, with dinner, followed by drinks and a walk being the most successful date routine.
PlentyOfFish also asked respondents about the key things they took away from their online dating experience, with 22% revealing they wish they had allowed themselves to have more fun, and 23% saying they would tell themselves “it would all be worth it in the end”.
And when asked about the best piece of advice they wish someone had told them during their online dating activity, 44% of participants said: “Forget about having a type, and follow your heart”.
Visit PlentyOfFish’s official site here.