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“Checking out member profiles while on the go is part and parcel of online dating for Kiwis now, with a massive 29 per cent of visits to Find Someone over the past month coming via mobile devices, up from 15 per cent a year ago.“With more smartphones and tablets in hands and pockets, there’s no doubt there will be lots of dates teed up from baches and campsites this summer,” Mr Davies said.
Find Someone also has a ‘Who’s near me’ feature to help locate other Kiwi singles nearby and usage leapt nine per cent in December.
“Not only is internet dating a normal and acceptable way for couples to meet, but it works too.
A recent American study found that online dating was the second most common way to find a partner, behind meeting someone via a mutual friendship.”The national picture Mr Davies said growth in site usage was stronger in the South Island in 2012 with Otago leading the way, but Auckland remained the “engine room” of the online dating scene.
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Online dating fever at record levels More Kiwi singles are turning to the internet to find a date for New Year’s Eve than ever before, with Trade Me’s dating website Find Someone reporting record highs for activity levels.
Over the past week, more than 240,000 messages and smiles have been sent by Find Someone members, up 67 per cent on the same period last year.
“It’s just a nice, simple way for Kiwi singles to get in touch and meet up for a drink or a game of beach cricket.”Find Someone statistics1.
“With lonely hearts in a frantic search for a date for New Year, these levels are likely to keep ramping up in the lead-in to Monday night.”Mr Davies said the social awkwardness of being an online dater was a thing of the past.“We’ve seen an incredible rise in online dating in New Zealand in 2012 – it has been a record-breaking year for activity and demonstrates the old school social taboo around meeting someone online is well and truly out the door.”Mr Davies said online dating had hit the mainstream.