Are dating websites changing the dating game in France?The Local has taken a look at a study on French online dating habits, released in by Ined, an Institute for National Demographics Studies.
This is an impressive number compared to some other countries such as the United States, where only 9% of adults visited a dating site in 2013.
Lucie Mariotti, a dating coach in Paris, thinks that many people turn to online dating in France because the French are often too proud or too afraid of failure to ask people out in person.
“We’re seeing a strong segmentation of sites that target specific populations: people of a certain age, location, social groups, or religion,” said Bergstrom. Online dating comes in fifth place after nights out with friends or nights in at friends homes.
“The democratization of dating websites is becoming a ‘segregated democratization’.” Some websites, like Attractive World, require the current members to vote on new members, ensuring a certain exclusivity and uniformity of users. “Among people who met their current partner between 20, less than 9% met each other on this type of site,” said Bergstrom.
Here’s what we learned: Online dating in France is more popular than ever Over the past several years, the practice of online dating in France has steadily risen.