Playboy’s doing research now? That’s new. Apparently, the men’s mag mega-corp surveyed 2300 people (nearly equally divided between male and female), looking to learn how the internet has changed society’s view on sex. There were many interesting finds, concerning the surge in people who watch porn (up to 78% from 40% in 1983) and peoples’ willingness to engage in public sex (76% compared to 35% in 1983).
Luckily, the poll ventured outside of sex culture just long enough to give us online dating industry types an interesting statistic. According to the poll, which won’t hit the magazine until June 2011, online dating has yet to reach its zenith, meaning more and more people are willing to give signing on for love a try!
However, the more detailed stat is a little less comforting. According to the poll, 33% of men and 23% of women admitted to using online dating sites even when in a committed relationship. That’s a third of men and nearly a quarter of all women! YIKES! The last thing a person wants when they click onto a dating site is to imagine that a quarter of their potential dates might actually be in a relationship already.
We hope that if people want to cheat, they’d stick to the dating sites made specifically for them, like AshleyMadison or CheatingDating.com, and keep our nice wholesome dating sites for singles clear of your baggage!
What do you think? Is using an online dating site while still in a relationship cheating? Or is it okay as long as no physical infidelity happens?