Study: Challenges in Online Dating

Judging body language, a key to most relationships, is missing online

An April 2008 Harris Interactive survey conducted on behalf of WooMe identified some problems with online dating and making a first impression on the Internet.

More than 70% of the single US online adults surveyed said flirting online was more difficult than in person.

Study: Challenges in Online Dating 

Being unable to observe body language, gauge chemistry or assess physical appearance were all cited as top factors contributing to the hardship.

More than a quarter of respondents said they were more likely to use an online dating Web site if they were able to interact with other users via Webcam.

“Chemistry is an enigma,” said Stephen Stokols, CEO and co-founder of WooMe, in a statement. “There are many factors that go into establishing chemistry, and being able to interact with someone tells you more in 30 seconds than hours of compatibility tests or e-mailing.”  

Harris Interactive Via eMarketer