These are among the key findings of a national survey of dating and relationships in the digital era, the first dedicated study of this subject by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project since 2005.
Some 42% of Americans know someone who has used online dating, up from 31% in 2005.
And 29% of Americans now know someone who met a spouse or other long-term partner through online dating, up from just 15% in 2005.
Are you dreaming of dating in California or romance in New York?
Or perhaps love in Beautiful BC, that cute single in Alberta, or online dates in Ontario?
We know that when it comes to online dating it takes all types, so Matchopolis has several different communities that you can join, each of which caters to a distinct group of friendly people.
For instance we have a free over-50 dating community for connecting with mature singles.In general, online daters themselves give the experience high marks.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.We refer to these individuals throughout this report as “online daters,” and we define them in the following way: Taken together, 11% of all American adults have done one or both of these activities and are classified as “online daters.” In terms of demographics, online dating is most common among Americans in their mid-20’s through mid-40’s.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.