At the same time, they now have improved access to ICTs.
The combination of globalization, ICTs and the personal, emotional, and intimate have led to the growth of online dating. And while religion-based niche dating sites and chat rooms exist, religion provided a kind of barrier from unconventional ideas including online dating.
Generally, prospective members are required to give personal details like age, location, interests, and hobbies before they can start browsing profiles of potential partners.
On most platforms, users can upload and check other users’ photos.
The growth in the number of users has been fuelled by: Australia, just like the rest of the world, has been experiencing a steady increase in the number of internet users over the last two decades.
There are now 86% Australian households, representing 7.7 million, with access to the internet up from 65% in 2008.
Results Are Matching Up With Traditional Dating A 2012 study by the University of Stanford revealed that the strength and quality of relationships initiated online were at par with results from conventional dating.
About 26% of all young adults in 2011 claimed to have no religion, a rise from 12% in 1976.
This increased dependence on the internet has resulted in more people using online services which also includes dating sites.