Despite the wealth of digital tools that allow people to search for potential partners, and even as one-in-ten Americans are now using one of the many online dating platforms, the vast majority of relationships still begin offline.Even among Americans who have been with their spouse or partner for five years or less, fully 88% say that they met their partner offline–without the help of a dating site. The ODA provides general information on common enquiries users have about dating services but will not deal directly with individual complaints which are properly the responsibility of member companies.The ODA monitors enquiry and complaint levels and the issues complained about.It can intervene if it sees worrying trends or serious matters of concern. A link to our customer service arrangements is provided here.With half of all single people now using some of the best online dating sites to find love (or at least quick, no strings sex – hello, Tinder), long gone are the days when Internet dating was seen as embarrassing or cringe-worthy.Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.
If you haven’t found quite what you’re looking for on an online dating site, you aren’t alone.Please note that a complaint submitted through the online platform will not be considered unless you have raised it with us first.**Data based on an extrapolation from Ipsos survey conducted from 17th-22nd December 2014, among a representative sample of 2000 persons aged 18-75 in the UK, which has been combined with the total population of this age group (Source Eurostat 2015).3% of interviewees claimed that they have ever been in a relationship with someone they claim to have met on Match.We are a member of the Online Dating Association (ODA) which was set up to ensure high standards of behaviour by dating service providers serving the UK.Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.Women are especially likely to enlist a friend in helping them craft the perfect profile—30% of female online daters have done this, compared with 16% of men.