Mating Season: How to Find Love Online

Dawn O'Porter fronts this new two-parter looking at the story behind the online dating boom

Dawn O’Porter turns dating guru in this new two-part series, offering a definitive guide for those looking for love online. While nine million of us logged on to a dating website in 2011, the booming industry still remains a mystery to many. In part one, Dawn tracks down the truth about the safety of users’ data and the dangers of online scammers, whilst explaining how to get the best out of the services – and how to avoid their hidden pitfalls.

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Any tentative new users can also uncover the secrets of online dating success as How to Find Love Online analyses the trends of internet romance to see who is most likely to reply to messages, who lies most on their profiles and who does best at the internet dating game.

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And in case you’re feeling a little overloaded with facts and stats, the programme also charts the real-life experience of 25 first-time online daters, following the singletons as they head out on their nerve-wracking first meetings with various prospective partners.