7 Surprising Online Dating Statistics About Men in 2019
There are so many interesting dating statistics it was hard to pick, so we chose the most shocking and myth-busting stats. To understand, here are some of the questions we answered with our online dating statistics about men:
How successful is online dating?
This is tricky to answer because ‘success’ is subjective. However, Michael Rosenfeld, a sociologist at Stanford, claims that meeting your partner online indicates you’re much more likely to marry them. This is likely due to knowing a lot about your partner before you meet them thanks to their profile, and that you can also select people who share your interests, therefore increasing compatibility.
Who uses online dating?
How do men feel about dating and relationships in 2019?
We try to answer how men are feeling about dating in 2019 below with some of our most interesting online dating statistics.
Online Dating Statistics Revealed
1. Men and Marriage
Proposals have always been presented as a male obligation in heterosexual relationships. But, in one of our studies about proposals and attitudes to marriage, it was discovered that more than a fifth of men (21%) said that they would actually prefer to be proposed to!
2. Men and Cooking
Surprisingly, men were less impressed when their potential partner could cook compared to women. Only 75% of men said ‘yes’ when asked ‘Do you find someone more attractive if they can cook?’ Whereas, a massive 83% of women said it was something they found attractive on a date.
3. Paying For Dinner - Men or Women?
A whopping 67% of male and female respondents said that men should pay for dinner, with 28% saying that it should be split evenly and 12% saying to pay for what you eat. A meagre 0.8% thought women should pay for dinner.
So how does this split among gender roles? Surprisingly, it’s men who think they should pay more than women, 82% of men think they should foot the bill. And 55% of women agree, but it should be noted that 34% of women thought that splitting evenly was the best option.
4. Men and Friendships
Who do people choose to turn to when they have a relationship question? 60% of women said they would ask a friend about their real relationship questions, while surprisingly, 66% of men also said that they would seek out relationship advice from their friends. But almost a third of men prefer to keep it to themselves (32%), with only 16% of women saying the same. Interestingly, 11% of people said they would turn to Google – even more popular than asking a family member, which was only favored by 7%!