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Some 79% of online daters agree that online dating is a good way to meet people, and 70% of them agree that it helps people find a better romantic match because they have access to a wide range of potential partners.Yet even some online daters view the process itself and the individuals they encounter on these sites somewhat negatively.Ms Saini said the influence of men in the family and elders in the wider community may be adding to the problem.'If they didn't think women should go for screening, then they didn't go,' she said.The Victoria Derbyshire programme airs on weekdays between 9am and 11am on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel.Some 66% of online daters have gone on a date with someone they met through an online dating site or app, up from 43% of online daters who had done so when we first asked this question in 2005.Moving beyond dates, one quarter of online daters (23%) say that they themselves have entered into a marriage or long-term relationship with someone they met through a dating site or app.She said people would judge her and believe she had lived a 'bad life' and that God was punishing her for it.
Compared with eight years ago, online daters in 2013 are more likely to actually go out on dates with the people they meet on these sites.
Pravina Patel found a lump in her breast when she was 36, she told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.
Growing up in a strict Indian community where even talking about the disease was considered shameful, she hid her diagnosis from family and friends.'I just thought if people hear the fact that I've got cancer, they're going to think it's a death sentence,' she said.
She has now in remission after finishing her chemotherapy.
During her treatment, she got divorced from her husband - something she says was partly because of cultural expectations about how a wife should be.That is statistically similar to the 17% of online daters who said that this had happened to them when we first asked this question in 2005.