Results from a large Dutch study published in 2016 suggest that among men who have sex with men, there is no overall association between the use of Internet dating sites and unprotected anal intercourse.
These users tend to be gay men who prefer anal and oral sex.
Finally, among men who were unsure of their HIV status—a smaller subset of participants—unprotected anal intercourse was more common with others met online than it was with offline relationships.
The researchers also found that concordance of HIV status was a predictor of unprotected anal intercourse.
With the increasing use of the Internet as a way for people to communicate, online dating sites have become a highly popular way for single people to meet and find romantic partners.
Starting your own Internet dating site takes time, hard work, and creativity, but these sites have real potential as moneymaking businesses and as a way to help single people find true love.
Users first set up a personal profile on an online dating site.