New research eHarmony the by online dating site is postulating that by 2031,  38 % of couples will meet via online dating or a matchmaking service.

More than half of all couples will meet online within 20 years, claims new research.

And seven in ten couples will be able to thank either online dating or online communication for their relationship by 2040,

The largest surge in on-line dating is expected to be those aged  55- 64 with an expected 30 per cent rise in between 2013 and 2030 That tots up to 1.87 million to 2.41 million different people certainly at least one will be right for you.

What they propose is the impetus of the growth is the ease of access, faster results and more smartphones makes the trend for today’s single people among 18 to 64-year-olds more than double what it was a decade ago moving from 43% to 88%.

The down side of online dating according to relationship expert is that dating that begins this way has a higher potential of being superficial