If you sign up for online dating with the goal of getting married as quickly as possible, here's some good news. Once you wade through the sea of lunatics and find the right person . . . you guys will be married before you know it. However, I still prefer to meet people through friends or by chance...to each their own!
--According to a new survey, the average couple that meets through online dating gets married in 18-and-a-half months . . . or a year-and-a-half.
--For couples who meet offline, the average is 42 months . . . or three-and-a-half years.
--In 2010, 17% of married couples . . . or one out of six . . . met on a dating site.
--About 5.5 million of the 54 million single adults in the U.S. are now using online dating. About 20% have tried it.
--Every user spends an average of almost 13 minutes per week on their online dating profile and correspondence . . . not counting the time spent on dates.