Perhaps that’s why it’s a bit of a running joke in France to have a Tinder profile saying something like: “We’ll tell people we met at a museum.” More diversity but also more exclusivity As dating websites become more and more popular in France, they’re evolving, becoming more socially diverse but also more targeted.
Whereas in 2006 French online daters were mainly urban (Parisian) high-level professionals, users have become more diverse in the past ten years.
It’s easy to picture beautiful French couples effortlessly falling in love over a cigarette and a glass of red wine on a bistro terrace, the Eiffel Tower twinkling in the background.
But are the French really so traditionally romantic, or are they in fact bucking tradition in favor of modern romance, aka the internet or smartphone Apps?
That's because when we think of the most romantic people in the world, we almost certainly think of the French.
70% of online daters said they think of them as a place to find casual relationships and fun, not love.
Dating sites become more important, however, for certain populations such as divorcés.
In the 26-30 range, there are more men than women on these sites, perhaps because men tend to get into serious relationships later than women.
But this disparity balances out with age and then eventually reverses.