On line dating success

We decided to meet for burgers, and we hit it off immediately.

We’ve been together for four years." -Val, 31"After a few short messages discussing classic punk bands, I decided to meet up with this guy one of his favorite bars.

My friends thought he was 30 and didn't know I'd met him on Tinder.

But he looked past my drunkenness and took me on an actual date the next night.

We asked you guys to share your online dating success stories to prove that finding true love virtually possible. Below are 11 real-life stories from women who found success in the land of the casual hook-up."This super hot and interesting guy appeared on my Broadcast feed—something OKCupid used to do where you could put out a 'let’s go on a date right now' live message.

I'd never used that feature, but I figured I might as well give it a try.

"Unlike shopping for a bank or a refrigerator, in the case of online dating, the refrigerator has to like you back," Gilman said.

"There is a different level of exposure to disappointment and that's captured in the poor overall scores." Once considered taboo, online dating is now a socially accepted and booming multibillion dollar business that continues to grow.

Today, 40 percent of singles have dated someone they met online, while only 25 percent met a first date through a friend.

SOURCE: Consumer Reports "It's clear that online dating websites play a major role in the lives of many consumers — we invest a tremendous amount of time, money and emotional energy.

It really is a consumer issue worthy of our attention." said Margot Gilman, money editor for Consumer Reports.

It was a sort of do-or-die moment because I wasn’t having a ton of luck, and I took a risk I wasn’t entirely comfortable with.

But after messaging a bit, I saw that he was cool, super nice, and made me feel really comfortable.

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