“A secondary problem to this is feeling you don’t match up to your competition because the longer you spend on sites, the more you realise you’re up against vast numbers of singles.Many singles I’ve met report starting out fairly confidently on online dating sites but then begin to feel they’re simply not good enough.” Lucy Wilkinson, has only one regret about her online dating adventures.One in five relationships in the UK starts online, according to recent surveys, and almost half of all British singles have searched for love on the internet.
Professor John Cacioppo, who led the study, said the sheer number of available potential partners online could be among the reasons for the results.
“I only wish I’d signed up years earlier, then Mark and I might have met sooner.
Nobody’s perfect, but for me, he’s as close as it comes.” Follow Telegraph World News on Twitter The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.
“I’ve known of people who end up spending countless hours on internet dating sites convinced they’ll find the perfect person.
My message is no one is perfect so this is a futile endeavour.
The researchers interviewed 20,000 people who had married between 20.