“We’re seeing a strong segmentation of sites that target specific populations: people of a certain age, location, social groups, or religion,” said Bergstrom. Online dating comes in fifth place after nights out with friends or nights in at friends homes.“The democratization of dating websites is becoming a ‘segregated democratization’.” Some websites, like Attractive World, require the current members to vote on new members, ensuring a certain exclusivity and uniformity of users. “Among people who met their current partner between 20, less than 9% met each other on this type of site,” said Bergstrom.The French are shy about their internet dating habits Despite its prolificness, online dating is still a bit of a taboo topic in France.
In the 26-30 range, there are more men than women on these sites, perhaps because men tend to get into serious relationships later than women.
But this disparity balances out with age and then eventually reverses.
French films like Amelie and French perfume commercials have programmed us to believe that natural, exciting, electrifying, romance inevitably materializes simply by setting foot in the country.
We imagine love comes easy to the Gallic people with their poetic, seductive language and their no-fuss approach to romance.
Only about half of internet daters will easily discuss their online escapades to friends and family.