If you haven’t found quite what you’re looking for on an online dating site, you aren’t alone.
Two thirds of online daters—66%—tell us that they have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or dating app.
5% of Americans who are in a marriage or committed relationship say they met their significant other online.
Despite the wealth of digital tools that allow people to search for potential partners, and even as one-in-ten Americans are now using one of the many online dating platforms, the vast majority of relationships still begin offline.
Women are especially likely to enlist a friend in helping them craft the perfect profile—30% of female online daters have done this, compared with 16% of men.The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.“Rejection is killer; it’s mentally exhausting,” says Page. Whereas couples would often meet through friends or family, or at bars, dances and other social gatherings, the internet has taken over to become the second preferred method to meet new people.The addition of the internet to dating has brought both positives and negatives; on the upside, you can now scroll for dates while in your pyjamas and eating dinner at home and be exposed to potentially thousands of would-be suitors.