According to a new survey from Matchmaking, one of the biggest barriers couples have to getting married online is their age.
“It’s a big one, as it seems that age is just a big barrier for people to find the right person for them,” said Michelle Deacon, a Matchmaking Marketing Manager.
“There’s just not a lot of room for that conversation in their lives.
That’s a huge barrier for most people, and we’re seeing that in couples.”
Deacon added that one of Matchmaking’s biggest challenges is finding the right match for someone.
“We’re finding that younger couples are more likely to be searching for matches that are just looking for people, that are not looking for relationships or relationships with someone else,” she said.
“I think the challenge for people is figuring out what’s the right fit for them.”
The survey also found that more than half of the couples surveyed said they were “tired” of finding someone online.
“If you’re searching for someone online and you’re looking for someone that’s already married and you can talk to them face to face, that’s not an option for you,” Deacon said.
Deacon also said that a lot more couples want to be matched than they are.
“People are finding that they’re really tired of waiting around for matches,” she explained.
“They’re not searching for people that are already married, or looking for couples that are single.”
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The American Family Association also published a study earlier this year showing that women are far more likely than men to search for online partners.
“The reality is, women are just much more likely,” said Janet Buhler, CEO of the American Family Agency.
“Women are much more active on social media and they’re far more active in the dating world.”
Buhlers also said the survey results prove that dating apps are the biggest barrier to finding love online.
However, Buhers said the most common reason people don’t find love online is because they’re afraid to date someone they don’t trust.
“This is the thing that makes dating so difficult,” she noted.
“You can’t trust people, but it’s also hard to trust someone you don’t have a connection with.”
Matchmaking has also said it has made changes to its algorithms to increase match success rates, but Deacon believes that more needs to be done.
“That’s what I think the problem is,” she told Newsweek.
“At the end of the day, I think we need to do a lot better than what we’re doing.”
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The National Council of Churches is also releasing a guide on dating, marriage, and family, which is available now.