But as I continued browsing through my guy's extensive, factoid-heavy book collection, I realized that there were statistics confirming just about every dating phenomenon I'd ever experienced.
So why not let the statistics guide you in your search for a lasting love?
According to Schilling, "Performing background checks is a positive example of how Aussies are using technology and social media to help screen for potential date breakers."About 54 percent of people say they text in order to organize a time or place for a date, while 53 percent said they use texts to tell their date they had a great time.
In Britain around 20 per cent of heterosexual couples met online and 70 per cent of homosexual couples.
But the new research from Michican suggests that 86 per cent of online daters were concerned that profiles contained false information suggesting that trust may have been damaged at an early stage in the relationship.
The study was published in the online journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.
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