A recent survey by Norton among men and women in Australia and New Zealand revealed that almost a quarter of the people who have tried online dating and no longer have a profile have found their partner online.
Bad dating experiances on dating site
Nearly 70% of Australian women had also had bad experiences.
Most commonly, 34% Australian women also complained of receiving unpleasant or creepy emails, 30% of encountering people with misrepresented profiles and 27% of meeting people claiming to be single when, in fact, they were in a relationship already.
Almost 60% of all Australians and New Zealanders feel the need for website owners to do more to protect users.
This number indicates that as with regular dating, online dating has its risks too.
In their attempt to put their best foot forward, daters admit to exaggeration or embellishment on their dating profiles.
27% of daters in New Zealand and 33% in Australia are likely to lie about their income.Around one quarter of male online daters in both Australia and New Zealand say they have sent sexually explicit/nude images of themselves of stranger on online dating sites.He said However, male online daters had also encountered problems.Even physical attributes like their weight was misrepresented.She said A bad experience in dating is very dismaying.This experience was less commonly reported by Australian men (16%) but was still encountered by a significant number. Nearly half of those people who have negative experiences choose to ignore them but some people are more seriously affected.