I don’t think I ever asked anyone out, but I may have made some nudges in that direction, hinting that I was ready to take things offline.
I figured if more than three weeks had gone by and we still hadn’t met face-to-face, then there wasn’t enough interest in making it happen and I moved on already.
Some 30% have romance in mind, and are surfing the Internet for a boyfriend or girlfriend, according to a new poll.
The BBC World Service global poll surveyed close to 11,000 Internet users in 19 countries.
The poll — which had 1,660 respondents, all of them singles comprised of 739 men and 921 women — asked people about the people they've dated or would date, the ways people asked others out, and most interestingly what was appropriate and when.
People who reported meeting their spouse online tended to be age 30-49 and of higher income brackets than those who met their spouses offline, the survey found.
Of those who did not meet online, nearly 22 percent met through work, 19 percent through friends, nine percent at a bar or club and four percent at church, the study said. When researchers looked at how many couples had divorced by the end of the survey period, they found that 5.96 percent of online married couples had broken up, compared to 7.67 percent of offline married couples.
However, some experts took issue with the findings because the survey was commissioned by e Harmony.com, the dating site that attracted one quarter of all online marriages according to the research.
Cacioppo acknowledged being a "paid scientific advisor" for the website, but said the researchers followed procedures provided by the Journal of the American Medical Association and agreed to oversight by independent statisticians.