There was a time when people looked down on and cringed at the idea of finding dates online. We are, of course, now way past that point which is evidenced by a $2 billion industry that shows no signs of slowing down. It all started with Match.com in 1995, and eHarmony followed the same model and launched their website in 2000. But now, the online dating industry is more contested than ever with Tinder, Hinge, Plenty of Fish, OkCupid, and so many more.
Unsurprisingly, all these online dating services and the increasing number of couples who meet online lead to the question of whether all this progress in the industry is positive or detrimental. According to numerous studies, there are some seriously alarming aspects to online dating that we often overlook. So here are some truly scary statistics about online dating you probably didn’t know about but should before the next time you swipe right.