I didn't have very much fun at it, which is depressing since I didn't pair up until my 30s.Besides, so much luck was involved in my finding my match that there are probably more alternate universes where I'm still living solo than where I'm married.

No one wants to be the Captain Ahab of the dating world.2.

When you like a guy, and your mutual friends have multiple anecdotes about him projectile vomiting after excessive drinking, you need to rethink the infatuation.

I first met my soul mate in 2009, we chatted for a few days on Oasis and it turned out he lived in same suburb as me.

We then exchanged numbers only a few days later and have been inseparable since.

We have only recently got married in Langkawi, Malaysia and have been together a total of 7 years.

One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app themselves, and many people now know someone else who uses online dating or who has found a spouse or long-term partner via online dating.

Some 22% of 25-34 year olds and 17% of 35-44 year olds are online daters.

Online dating is also relatively popular among the college-educated, as well as among urban and suburban residents.

One in every ten American adults has used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.