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According to a recent study published, one third of all marriages now begin online.
Of those, 45 percent met through an online dating service and another 20 percent met through a social networking website.
Ok Cupid (OKC) stands out because it is one of the biggest dating sites out there.
It's has 30 million active users, with a million logging in every day.
Even if that latter category sounds appealing to you, remember that people blithely (or desperately) looking for a squeeze between the sheets can put more earnest daters off.
OKC may have a high member count, but a lot of women find its barrage of sex requests and outright abuse an instant red flag. One female friend complained to me that she got so many messages per day (most saying “Heyyyy”) she felt that she “was at the centre of a toad knot”.
In a message, he asked me for my number, and the rest, as they say, is history.
The other reason all these people are on OKC is, of course, that the site is free to join. Well, yes, in my experience of online dating, free is very definitely bad.
And it's here where you encounter the second major drawback. Free sites are packed full with spammers and scammers and people looking for casual sex.
The profusion of kinky folk can get fairly terrifying at times, especially if, like me, your sexual appetites are fairly tame.
One woman sent me an email with a five point list of things she wanted to do to me.
So, even if you think there’s only a million to one chance someone will date you, in theory, there’s a man/woman/omnisexual on here for you. Well, strangely, it's actually one of the immediate problems with OKC.