Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.
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M E D I A B A K E R Y / M O N K E Y B U S I N E S S I M A G E S 88 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 4 K E R I LY M A N writer sure, we've all heard the online dating horror stories: the man across the table who casually mentions that his ex-wife took out a restraining order against him. The woman who looks 20 years older and 20 pounds heavier than the photos she posted on the computer. But the truth is that while online dating is not without its perils and disappointments, all the area residents we spoke to who have tried it said it is one of the best ways they've found to meet people – the great majority of them very genuine and looking for meaningful relation- ships – in this new Internet age. According to Wellesley resident Sarah, (all the names in this story have been changed to protect privacy) "the real story here is the great guys you meet online. While there is no magic formula for a romantic spark, the benefit of online dating is that it increases the opportunities of finding that elusive thing called love." In fact, according to statisticbrain.com, which compiles information on online dating, 20 percent of current committed relationships began online. Other sources put that number even higher. Jessica, who met her second husband through Match.com, knows a Congregational minister who claims that about 40 percent of the people he marries have met online. It's interesting to note that 87 percent of Americans think online dating is a good way to meet a partner, says datingsitesreviews.com. And people who choose to go online have a variety of sites to choose Online dating sites work for locals Matchmaker, 088-096_WWMb14_online dating_v2_WellesleyWeston Magazine 4/24/14 3:29 PM Page 88