The other thing with online dating is that you can't expect to get a response to every message you send.
You just won't be everyone's cup of tea - you know you're fabulous, it's just others haven't realised it yet!
On the other hand, if someone's profile catches your eye then why not make the first move and let them know that you're interested in them by sending them a message.
This brings us on to another topic - if women are receiving so many messages through online dating how is a guy going to get his message noticed over and above all the others?
One-third of people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date with someone they met on these sites.
If you haven’t found quite what you’re looking for on an online dating site, you aren’t alone.
Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.
There are many reasons for this - but for the moment just accept the fact and use that knowledge to your advantage.
Here are five facts about online dating: Online dating has lost much of its stigma, and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.
When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.
Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.
To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.
Two thirds of online daters—66%—tell us that they have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or dating app.