New travel dating website Travel Friendz is highlighting credible university-led research, which proves that marriages originating from online dating last longer than the traditional method of meeting. The research which involved 20,000 participants revealed that online marriages are 25% more likely to last, and the couples who met were found to be happier than others who met offline.
While the research suggests that online dating leads to more secure unions of love and marriages, the study doesn’t determine why. However, experts suggest it is probably down to the motivations of online daters and the selective nature of the process. Most internet dating sites have a filter system to enable people with similar interests to connect. Travel Friendz is a niche online dating website, where people across the world can connect and meet up with other people who possess a passion for travel.
The website is the brainchild of Temi Odurine, who realised there would be a strong following for a travel dating site whilst travelling around Europe himself. “For solo travellers who are travelling long term, it can be hard to find a serious relationship,” he explains. “This research proves that when people join up to a dating site with a shared agenda and comprise similar interests in life, the relationships established can be more successful than if they met at work or in a bar. The problem for travellers is that they don’t usually stick around one place long enough to commit to relationships, making it harder to find love. The internet is a tool that travellers and backpackers can utilise to find a partner or romantic companion on their journey.”
TravelFriendz, designed specifically for these single travellers, can help connect people with a shared passion to set up one off dates on your trip or commit to longer components of your travel plans. “Other people across Europe who aren’t travelling can also join the site to show tourists around their city and possibly open doors for a romantic connection,” Temi added. “We make it our mission to help single travellers find the love of their life!”
Although the social networking site has an emphasis on travel dating, Travelfriendz.com is so much more than another dating website. The social network also features an array of helpful information for travellers, such as expert travel advice and tips to keep safe on the road. Members can also post details of any upcoming trips they are planning, to ask advice from the wealth of travel enthusiasts or advertise for the type of travel companion they are seeking.
In addition, Travel Friendz is not strictly reserved for people who want to find love or romance; it is also open for people seeking travel friends, companions and platonic relationships. Individuals who enjoy meeting people from across the globe can sign up and take advantage of connecting with many different people and cultures. It is also a useful platform for finding a tour guide for your upcoming European city break; this is much more effective than doing tons fo research beforehand or buying an expensive guidebook, as travellers can personally interact with locals and make new friends at their travel destination.
Making new friends or romantic companions with common interests at home and abroad is made possible with TravelFriendz. What’s more, anyone can sign up for absolutely free to instantly connect to individuals across the globe.
For more information about TravelFriendz or to join the niche social networking site, visit www.travelfriendz.com.
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