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Interestingly enough though, in contrast to the above folklore, in South Africa, the Western Cape included, more men use online dating sites than women.But what about members of the younger generation, people who seem to have greater opportunity (and more time) to come across lovers organically? Helen Paul, a 26-year-old who took the plunge mainly for a giggle and to combat growing “boredom with life in general”, admits that, despite the assumption that under 30s have no problem meeting new potential partners, online dating did, in fact, help her to meet people she would never have otherwise crossed paths with.As David explains, it’s a question that’s nearly impossible to answer, as individual definitions of success vary so widely. On the other hand, Ramon, who gave up on the platform a few years back for the poor photo integration, argues that online dating sites aren’t as successful as other media, like Facebook, that allow users a greater expression of themselves.Though, his gut feeling is that the answer is yes, online dating is the better route to Mr. “Interests are integrated in a much more natural way on Facebook,” Ramon asserts.Though, that’s where her positive take on the platform seems to begin and end.
Though, it’s this very argument that, David points out, is detrimental to online dating.
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According to David Burstein, COO of The Dating Lab, a business that comfortably commands a fleet of some of the country’s most well-known sites, his database alone counts between 800,000 and 900,000 people (that means roughly 10% of South African Internet users have delved into digital dating).
Most importantly, though, the figures indicate that the process of finding romantic relationships via the sixth dimension of cyberspace is no longer hamstrung by stigma.