The age discrepancy, he notes in the study, is easily explained: Younger people adopted social media more quickly, and tend to have a wider network of friends online.Presumably, this cohort spends enough time online to feel that “friends-of-friends” on Facebook are just as worthwhile romantic pursuits as “friends-of-friends” offline.
Arguably an even bigger headscratcher is why e Harmony was selected over Match, which has a much more comparable subscriber base; Match.com’s demographic and median age are likely much more comparable to Wo W.My guess: e Harmony creates a bigger distinction; had they gone with Match the data doesn’t seem so eye-popping.Online informal education site, Online University, put together a crafty infographic which makes the case that "online gamers get girls." The raw numbers point to the fact that online gaming is simply a bigger pool of individuals: While online dating site E-Harmony has around 1 million members, the most populated multiplayer gaming site, World of Warcraft (Wo W) has 12 million.Though Wo W and other gaming sites aren't designed specifically for making love connections, players have used them that way naturally.Back in August, Huff Post Women spoke to couples who met through online gaming and formed real-life, long-term connections. It would be hard to put a count on the number of couples who meet on our world.
Brian Shushter, co-founder of the multiplayer site Utherverse told The Huffington Post: There are 100 [virtual] weddings a month right now, which is mind boggling.
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Hall’s survey showed “online communities”—which include chatrooms, special interest websites, and multiuser fantasy worlds such as —to be the second most popular online meeting place, behind the more obvious dating sites.
But while marriages between warlocks and mages declined over the seven years that Hall examined—and dating sites declined slightly too—Facebook and other social media became a more popular place to meet cute.
They were also more likely to be African American—and male.