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Do more men or women do online dating

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.

27% of daters in New Zealand and 33% in Australia are likely to lie about their income.That’s according to a survey of 2,800 singles released this week by dating site Plenty of Fish, which concluded that “ladies may want to consider putting the words ‘pumpkin spice’ in their online dating profile.” (The same did not hold true for men.)No doubt, this is good news to whoever is paying for the date, as a pumpkin spice latte costs around $4.50, compared to $8 or more for a glass of wine.And indeed, the Plenty of Fish data showed that more than one in three men say they would be psyched if their date asked them to grab a pumpkin spice latte. Thoughtful ( 28%) This research all comes at a time when more men and women are looking for love online.23 % men in Australia and 24% in New Zealand said they had encountered people on dating sites with highly misrepresentative profiles.In New Zealand, men were more likely to complain of meeting people who asked them for money (25%).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.

Over one third of people who have a negative experience stop using the dating site/app concerned and in a small minority of cases (6% in Australia and 3% in New Zealand) the incident is serious enough for people to report it to the police.

A significant minority of men readily admit to behaving badly.

15% of male online daters in Australia and 12% in New Zealand admit that they have used online dating sites to have an affair behind their partner’s back.

The typical margin of statistical error is /- 4.4% in the sample of 494 daters.

The survey aimed to understand online dating risks and experiences of Australians. Mac, i Phone and i Pad are trademarks of Apple Inc.

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.