For those of us old enough to remember, Myspace was the original online dating site, back in the day when Myspace was still a thing.
Well, okay, it wasn’t a dating site – it was a social media site, but a lot of people used it as a way to meet potential boyfriends or girlfriends.
One factor behind the substantial growth among younger adults is their use of mobile dating apps.About one-in-five 18- to 24-year olds (22%) now report using mobile dating apps; in 2013, only 5% reported doing so.Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.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.
5% of Americans who are in a marriage or committed relationship say they met their significant other online.When I tell someone I’m single, a common response is, “Have you tried online dating? ” The answer to that is that yes, I have tried online dating.I met a few guys online and it was actually really weird.I didn’t find his personality amazing, but he was so good looking that I was willing to overlook it. Eventually, Hunter confessed that not only had he stolen someone else’s pictures, he didn’t live anywhere close to where he indicated in his profile.Hunter sent me actual photos of himself and he looked nothing like his profile pics.Here are five facts about online dating: Online dating has lost much of its stigma, and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.