“There was a time when Toronto’s entertainment district had dozens of large night clubs all operating on the weekend. Of course, many of them have closed for many different reasons, but I would say a giant reason would be online dating,” says Matt Casselman, now a Toronto-based realtor.
Francis Gaudreault, new chair of the Church-Wellesley Village BIA, says businesses need to evolve to coexist with online dating. “Technology is such a pervasive element of our society, you have to find a way to integrate it into business models,” says Gaudreault.
If People Were Honest On Their Dating Profiles
- 15% of singles in the United States preferred drinks over dinner for a first date.
- 33% of singles agree that it’s less intimidating to ask someone out via text. 68% of singles say they still want to chat on the phone or in person to schedule dates.
- 57% of 18 to 24 year olds say texting has made it more difficult to determine if a request to go out with someone is a date or not.
- 47% of singles research their dates on social networks like Facebook before meeting.
- On a first date 72% of singles feel it is a big NO-NO to talk about exes.
- 92% of men say they’re comfortable being asked out by a woman.
- 76% of men say women text too much. 63% of women say they enjoy texting during work hours while men prefer to concentrate on work.
- 72% of women and 60% of men say it’s ok to casually date more than one person at the same time.
- 79% of men and 65% of women give a gift to their significant other on Valentine’s Day.
- The average time between meeting and marriage is 42 months.
- With mobile phones, Android users are 20% more likely than iOS users to be divorced.
- 6.5% of women and 4.5% of men who signup to a dating service are already in a relationship during the December Holiday season. This is a 300% increase over other times of the year.