For those children whose parents live together but are not married, only 36% will have their parents under the same roof until the age of 16.
When a person falls in love, 12 different areas of the brain work together to release chemicals such as dopamine, oxytocin, adrenaline and vasopressin into that individual’s body.
The feeling of love also affects cognitive functions, such as mental representation, metaphors and body image.
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Still, we can’t say that online dating is dangerous – at least it is not more dangerous than ‘regular’ dating. Many women who use online dating are most afraid to meet one of the above mentioned freaks and/or serial killers. Meanwhile men said they are afraid of commitment and of women who won’t allow them free time or to meet with their friends whenever they want. New couples usually tend to wait 6-8 dates until they ’get to know each other better’ – if you know what I mean :). New couples usually break up in 3-5 months after they got together.
Without doubt, this is a fast growing trend as we have less time to go out and relax – and also to meet someone new in this accelerated world.
In the following you can read some fun and interesting facts, tips and statistics about online dating and relationships in general that can be found on the internet.
Often times, this has to do with feelings that are familiar and partners that are similar to one of our parents in some way,” says licensed psychologist Rachel Needle, Psy. Fact #6: Author Myrna Lou Goldbaum says that 10% of marriage proposals are made by women.
Fact #7: According to author Amber Madison, 95% of men say that they want to get married someday.
I hope that a few of these will surprise you – as they surprised me too – and some will make you laugh. Best first date: have a drink somewhere, and maybe dinner afterwards. On the first date a restaurant is always a good choice, surveys show that Italian restaurants are the most preferred on these occasions. Most important to people in an online profile are the’About me’ (55%) and the ‘Pictures’ section (45%). In the UK the volume of Google searches on mobile phones about dating grew by more than 200% year by year since 2008. 36% of adults admit that they broke up with someone because of their looks – out of this: 31% of men and 12% of women dumped their partner because they were overweight. There are about 3 million first dates every day on the whole world. The 3 main reasons of break-ups: 1: lost interest, 2: distance, 3: cheating. 56% of all adults claim to have an unhappy sex life. 5,4% of adult people die without ever getting married. Chinese people use online dating sites the most (aound 140 million people) – more than the rest of the world combined. e Harmony and are two of the most known dating sites on the whole world. Some surveys in the USA state the average age of an online dater is 48 years, meanwhile other statistics show that nearly 50% of all online daters aged between 18-34 – I guess this latter one is much closer to the truth. About 52% of online daters are male, 48% are female – so we definitely can’t say it is a sausage fest :)!
Of course I can’t guarantee that these figures are 100% sure and reliable (some of these could have been just made up by some people who say they are scientists – no offense), so read these points by bearing this in mind. So sometimes pictures really worth a thousand words. Despite this, about one third of online daters do not upload a profile picture to their online dating profile. People who do upload a picture are better be uploading photos with which they can enhance their qualities and make themselves unique – meanwhile they still look attractive of course. 9% of online daters are registered on 3 or more online dating sites. The average time of courtship before marriage is much shorter when two people meet online than in person (online: 18 months, offline: 42 months).13.
Fact #8: “Psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania studied data from over 10,000 speed daters and found that most people make a decision regarding a person’s attraction within the first three seconds of meeting,” says licensed psychologist Rachel Needle, Psy. Fact #9: In an article published by , pediatrician and author Howard Bennett says that the butterflies you feel in your stomach when you encounter the person you love or lust after is the body’s stress response, and it’s caused by the release of adrenalin.