AL MONITOR - Jan 12 - The Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) finds that only 0.1% of 603,751 marriages in 2012 happened after couples met online, compared to 41% tying the knot with people introduced by family. “I don’t take TUIK’s findings seriously," said Haluk Akin, co-owner of PembePanjur, a dating site with ~2M visitors. “There is a negative perception about finding your partner online, and couples usually end up lying about it." Ersan Ozer, owner of Istanbul.net, Ankara.net and Izmir.net, agrees.
by Tulin Daloglu
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