Online dating statistics uk
The estimates used are derived from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and are not seasonally adjusted.The detailed regional estimates are based on smaller sample sizes than the higher level regional estimates and are therefore subject to a greater degree of sampling variability, so should be treated with caution.The figures reveal that online dating fraud in the UK is on the rise, with a 33% increase in fraud cases in 2014* compared to 2013** and costing the UK public £34 million compared to £24.5 million in the previous year.There is also a significant rise in reported fraud cases from April 2014 to May 2014, suggesting that in the blissful wake of Valentine’s Day people may become more susceptible to romance scams, letting their heart rule their head.Money Gram or Western Union) narrowly shadowed by payments taken directly from bank accounts, which was the payment method used by 37% of victims.Tony Neate, CEO at Get Safe Online, commented: “It’s great when you click with someone online, just make sure you’re clicking safely!
54% of fraud sufferers paid by money transfer (E.g.
Our report reveals that the number of relationships starting between colleagues and close friends has dropped from 18% to 12% since 2007.
Our Marketing Director, Romain Bertrand, said: ‘In the decades to come, online dating will not only be an efficient way to meet a partner, but will be by far and away the most common way that couples meet and initially communicate.
Over the past decade, internet access in the UK for 18-64 year-olds has more than doubled – but an increase in smartphone usage helps too.
Users are able to review and communicate with their matches at anytime, from anywhere. In fact, our research shows that two thirds of people in the UK would use online dating if they became single in the future.
Earlier this year, Vanity Fair declared Tinder as the ultimate place that twentysomethings go to “hit it and quit it”, claiming that the app was solely responsible for a “dating apocalypse”.