Facebook tops list of dating sites for singles looking for love, Daily Mail Online

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Published: 17:17 BST, 13 February 2014 | Updated: Legitimate:34 BST, 13 February 2014

With dating sites charging, on promedio, around ?20 a month, many singles are resorting to free social networks to find love with Facebook topping the list.

Marketing rock-hard Jana asked 1,500 Eighteen to 30-year-olds ter nine countries where they go online when looking for a relationship.

Facebook wasgoed the most popular across the houtvezelplaat, with Twitter coming ter 2nd and even MySpace making the top three ter certain regions.

Marketing hard Jana asked 1,500 Eighteen to 30-year-olds ter nine countries, pictured, where they go online when looking for a relationship. Facebook wasgoed the most popular across the houtvezelplaat, with Twitter coming te 2nd and even MySpace making the top three ter certain regions

The research focused on emerging markets te India, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Kenya, Nigeria, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil and Mexico.

The online dating industry is said to be worth ter excess of $2billion worldwide, according to figures from IBISWorld.

THE RISKS OF ONLINE DATING

Online dating fraud costs victims ?24.5million a year, according to figures from Get Safe Online and the National Fraud Intelligence Lessenaar (NFIB).

More than Two,800 people te the UK reported dating related crimes to the police ter 2013 and one victim lost ?850,000.

The promedio amount lost wasgoed ?8,750 vanaf person.

More than half (55 vanaf cent) of all reported crimes came from 40-59 year olds and 63 vanaf cent where made by females.

Almost a fifth of reported victims parted with ?Ten,000 or more, with 49 people reporting to have lost more than ?100,000.

The top five countries where fraudsters come from include England, followed by the U.S, Nigeria, Ghana and Russia.

Jana found that te emerging markets, dating sites including Match and Badoo contest with regional sites including India’s Shaadi and Peekawoo te the Philippines.

Twitter wasgoed the 2nd most popular destination for matchmaking te Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Kenya, Brazil and Mexico.

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It wasgoed the third webpagina of choice te India, South Africa and Nigeria. While MySpace rounded off the top three ter Indonesia, Vietnam, Kenya and Mexico.

The highest proportion of people who had met someone online wasgoed te Vietnam, at 67 vanaf cent, whereas only a quarter of people ter Brazil said they had gone on online dates.

Participants added that the best part about online dating wasgoed the diversity of people available, yet the worst part wasgoed searching through this list.

A 22-year-old ter India even described the search spil ‘choking back a pint glass of garlic salt.’

Many said they preferred Facebook because the majority of people were more fair than people on dating sites where they claimed it wasgoed lighter to set up fake profiles and lie.

The highest proportion of people who had met someone online wasgoed te Vietnam, at 67%, pictured, whereas only a quarter of people te Brazil said they had gone on online dates. Participants said people on social networks were more fair than those found on dating sites

Online dating fraud costs victims ?24.5million a year, according to figures from Get Safe Online and the National Fraud Intelligence Kantoor (NFIB).

More than Two,800 people te the UK reported dating-related crimes to the police ter 2013 and one victim lost ?850,000.The promedio amount lost wasgoed ?8,750 vanaf person.

More than half (55 vanaf cent) of all reported crimes came from 40 to 59-year-olds and 63 vanaf cent were made by females.

Almost a fifth of reported victims parted with ?Ten,000 or more, with 49 people reporting to have lost more than ?100,000.

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