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07th Jan 2016

Dating App Survey Reveals How Long It Takes To Find A Relationship Online

January is the biggest time of year for new sign-ups on dating sites

Ellen Tannam

New Year, new you, new relationship?

Online dating sites experience a massive spike in sign-ups at the beginning of the year. and PlentyofFish told The Guardian that they predicted a huge increase in the amount of people creating profiles on their sites, with PlentyOfFish having projected an increase of 24% for the first Sunday of 2016.

Now another app Hinge, has announced the results of a very interesting survey of 1,000 people, which revealed how long it took them to get into a relationship after meeting online.

According to the survey released to Mashable, users messaged 16 people on average before finding their new partner and went on up to five dates. It took the users on average two months before finally finding that special someone.

Interestingly, men were found to be pickier when it came to swiping right. 12% pickier to be exact, while women seemed more open-minded according to the results.

Just some food for thought for anyone foraying into online dating for the first time. It seems like patience is a virtue.