Wink, meet, delete

This morning I took some time out to watch BBC Scotland’s documentary “Wink, meet, delete- An Internet Guide to Dating” on BBC iPlayer.

Basically, online daters discuss their experience whilst offering an incredibly heart warming, insightful and realistic view of dating online. (Unfortunately it was only shown in Scotland but if you fancy watching it just click on the link above!)

Many explained the difficulty of getting back on the dating bandwagon after 20 years or so and I think one thing that hit me was was the enormous confidence boost these members had gained from dating online.

I liked the the way this programme approached online dating realistically. At last we have some real people talking about real online dating instead of another fabricated story in a TV advertisement claiming to find your ideal partner by analysing your compatibility (after you have filled in a rather lengthy and tedious form yourself.) Here at PlentyMoreFish, we want you to find your soulmate, of course- but we will never claim to be able to do this for you. This is to do with the offline interaction that you have with someone.

One of the participants in the documentary stated;

“We expect way more from it [online dating] than it can generally give”

I strongly believe that this expectation is built by the false claims many other dating sites use in their advertisements. Generally, this well balanced documentary describes online dating as a “good”, “convenient”, and “exciting” way to find what you are looking for and quite good fun actually!

Some interesting facts from the programme:

– Did you know that in 2009, online dating provided 12million first dates in the UK?

– When watching the documentary, up to 700,000 people will be online dating

-16,000 people in the UK add a new profile to dating sites every day

– Internet dating has developed its own language and code of conduct

– 50% of online daters are looking for a long-term relationship

Give it a watch and let me know what you think- I will be awaiting your feedback!

Happy Fishin’ 🙂

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