Earlier this year, Vanity Fair declared Tinder as the ultimate place that twentysomethings go to “hit it and quit it”, claiming that the app was solely responsible for a “dating apocalypse”.While die-hard romantics might agree, others say the app has revolutionised the process of hunting down no-strings fun at relatively little expense. But the pickier you are, the fewer matches you’ll receive, so if you’re looking for a casual hookup - get swiping.Seven million UK residents are currently registered with online dating sites, according to the report.But the increased number of rapes indicates that you need to keep your wits about you when meeting strangers. Today January 3 is also set to be the UK’s busiest ever day for online dating, according to Match.com, with dating app users scrolling through an average of 43 profiles and message 22 people on their first day back in the office. If one of your resolutions is to fall in love this year, statistics say you’ll have a better chance by getting yourself online with the rest of the capital’s young, social and connected singles - as an estimated one in five relationships are now forged on dating apps.Here’s something we know you’ll love – as an existing customer, you can get exclusive deals on all our latest smartphones as well as deals on everything from tablets to entertainment.See how we go the extra mile to keep you well connected.
That's a small fraction of the number of online encounters, to be sure.The statistics issued by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) show the UK public lost £34 million to ‘romance’ fraudsters in 2014, a 33% increase in fraud cases in compared to 2013.Get Safe Online and Action Fraud are urging people to be careful with not just your heart but also your safety, if you do online dating.But Leech wants other protections, like giving users alerts about potential risks before they ever begin chatting with strangers.Is this scaremongering, or is online dating truly putting users in danger?