Online dating statistics australia news
Both RSVP and e Harmony claim to have two million members a piece.
As RSVP's resident relationship expert and psychologist John Aitken told Fairfax Media last year of the RSVP statistics on Australians online dating habits, "When you look at those stats, it's not a last resort option with a stigma attached to it anymore …
“Romance scams continue to cause significant emotional and financial harm to the community.
We know these figures are only the tip of the iceberg as many victims are reluctant to admit to friends, family or authorities that they fell for a scam,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.
“The ACCC now seeks the continued cooperation of industry in implementing the revised guidelines and encourages their adoption by any dating site that has not yet taken steps to protect their users from scammers,” Ms Rickard said.
“If online dating sites don’t have advice about safe dating practices, then consumers should carefully consider whether those sites have their best interests at heart.” See: Best practice guidelines for dating websites.
Even more interesting, for those who still think online dating is the preserve of the desperate, dateless and definitely have a cat-ness, the couples who started their courting via whimsical messages on an online dating website are less likely to end up divorced.
Last year, 2,620 Australians reported losing almost million to dating and romance scams to the ACCC.“Scammers are experts at preying on people’s weaknesses and will spend months and even years grooming victims and lowering their defences.