We are a member of the Online Dating Association (ODA) which was set up to ensure high standards of behaviour by dating service providers serving the UK.The ODA Code of Practice is binding on members of the Association.Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.
That is a substantial increase from the 43% of online daters who had actually progressed to the date stage when we first asked this question in 2005.
As an ODA Member we are required to have appropriate and effective arrangements in place for dealing with complaints and enquiries.
The ODA provides general information on common enquiries users have about dating services but will not deal directly with individual complaints which are properly the responsibility of member companies.
Women are especially likely to enlist a friend in helping them craft the perfect profile—30% of female online daters have done this, compared with 16% of men.
5% of Americans who are in a marriage or committed relationship say they met their significant other online.