Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.
Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.
Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.
That is nearly 1,000 times more successful than a dating site connection.
And it shows that there is no substitute for meeting face-to-face.
CHICAGO - Many people will agree that scouring dating websites looking for love can be frustrating. “Online dating seems to offer the promise of unlimited opportunity for singles to meet.
For every 350 dates that were set up online, only one led to relationships that lasted to the six month mark.
In comparison, meeting someone through other means, such as family, friends, work, school or at a bar resulted in a 29% chance of long-term dating.
Second, these profiles are often filled with misrepresentations.
“All the good ones are taken,” Jennifer complained.