Dating service graphs
This page is an attempt by me to organize the vast majority of online dating related statistics and facts available on the Internet.
Almost every week there seems to be a new statistic produced that tries to top the last one.
ACTIVITY SET 1: Dating Customs and Issues Students use a variety of media to investigate dating issues, comparing and contrasting the practices of German-speaking locales with what they know of American customs.
Some 22% of 25-34 year olds and 17% of 35-44 year olds are online daters.
Online dating is also relatively popular among the college-educated, as well as among urban and suburban residents.
To begin, students look through American and German-language teen magazines or online Web-zines (see Resources for suggested materials) to identify issues, customs, attitudes, manners, etc. They use a graphic organizer such as a T-chart or Venn Diagram to illustrate the similarities and differences they find in the two dating cultures.
Native speakers are excellent resources for gathering more information on dating practices and provide an opportunity for students to confirm their initial hypotheses.