Who finds love on Meetic or Adopts A Dude? Nearly 9% of the population. A survey of INED places dating sites in 5th position ways to find a partner. For homosexuals, this is the first.
“In couple in one year or refunded”. This is the promise of NRJ France latest advertising campaign for Valentine’s Day. Look closely at the conditions in small print, because according to a survey of the National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED) published on Wednesday, among people in a relationship between 2005 and 2018, less than 9% knew their partner via a dating site. These sites rank fifth in the contexts of meeting, behind the workplace, parties with friends, public places and domestic space (at home or in others). Only same-sex encounters occur primarily at dating sites (at the origin of one in three couples).
We cross on the web. Then you see meet in real life … Normal course, except that this time, it’s good.
Here we share experiences from people who met online and later in real life.
On Adopteunmec, a certain Laurent “throws me a charm”. Pretty cute, with a cunning look. It’s been three months since I counted more contacts, with only four meetings “in real” … that did not give anything. I answer, quick exchange, his name is Laurent Boulet, but says: “I’m not a burden. ” It makes me laugh. He’s in Aix, me in Dijon. I want to hear him and gives him my number very quickly.
Except he calls … and I do not answer to leave a message. This is my thing: I like to hear the voice before continuing. And here I love his intonations, his softness, to the point of listening six times: “Well, we’ll remember later. I answer him by text message. And we’re talking to each other … without stopping for two weeks. We are 25 years old, the same desire “to do the job of our dreams”, me gallerist, film editor, and the same fears. The Christmas holidays are approaching, he must go to Paris to see his parents, he will stop in Dijon … I will be “his best gift”. To put pressure on me, there is no better. Continue reading