Twenty-nine percent of users had a relationship of one month or more, which is still pretty good.
If you think that most people on there are probably not looking very hard, it says to me that if you're trying for it then it can happen.
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If you've ever used a dating app, you probably know the best ones for hookups, the best ones for scoring a date ASAP, and the best ones for finding a pen pal you never actually meet. If you tell someone you met your long-term partner through a dating app, they may act like you've beaten the system somehow.
In a way, this makes sense: with the sheer number of people you interact with on a dating app, even if you end up with a long-term relationship, it seems like it's a tiny proportion of the all the interactions you have on there.
Overall, respondents preferred free sites like Ok Cupid, Tinder and Grindr over paid sites like Match and e Harmony, in part because of the value.They also echoed recent research from Ok Cupid saying that, for women, "those who sent more messages (either initially or in reply to messages received) ended up in relationships more often than those who did not engage in communication." So get messaging.Interesting, as The Daily Dot points out, e Harmony came in third, despite putting themselves forward as the best for long-term relationships.Today, 40 percent of singles have dated someone they met online, while only 25 percent met a first date through a friend.Consumer Affairs' founder and former editor, Jim Hood formerly headed Associated Press Broadcast News, directing coverage of major news events worldwide.Never lie about your age or what you do for a living.