A few years ago, OKCupid calculated that 96.25% of e Harmony’s profiles are inactive, using numbers provided by e Harmony themselves.
(Though, in that respect, I guess I do have e Harmony and Match to thank for my writing career.) Armed with years of slow-churned cynicism, I took to the internet to see if others shared my experiences.
Today, there are hundreds of dating sites to choose from, catering for those with all sorts of criteria: vegetarians, Christians, single parents, sports fanatics, people who like pets.
You name it, there’s a site where you can meet your perfect match who shares the same interest. I browsed one site before signing up and handing over my money.
So many people partake that it has became an acceptable way to meet the opposite sex.
But when I started it was a bit like train-spotting — you’d heard about it, you knew it went on, but the sort of people who did it were a little bit odd and not the type whose company you’d keep.