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.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. You probably know some couples who've paired off after meeting on a matchmaking website. But if you find the idea of meeting a potential soulmate from the internet IRL unsettling, oh boy, do I have a tale to spin for you.
We can’t help but wonder whether one of the other choices would have been better.
Online dating is also relatively popular among the college-educated, as well as among urban and suburban residents.
And 38% of Americans who are single and actively looking for a partner have used online dating at one point or another.
A great diversity of online dating services currently exists.
Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships.