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.One in every ten American adults has used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.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.Observers are split on their attitudes and perceptions toward online dating.According to a article, the idea that people who use online dating sites are "desperate" is wrong.
Two thirds (66 percent) of online daters have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or app, while almost a quarter (23 percent) of them met their significant other through these channels, according to an article entitled "Online Dating & Relationships." 7.
If you're not an online dater, you probably know someone who is.
According to a Pew survey, almost half (42 percent) of Americans know an online dater, while slightly more than a quarter (29 percent) know someone who found a spouse or formed a long-term relationship through online dating. Online daters have a better chance of meeting their match online, although most people still pair bond offline.
A new review of online dating found that "dating sites may warp a person's outlook and expectations in ways that can actually lower the chances of building a successful relationship," a article reported.
One of the coauthors of the review said, "Online dating creates a shopping mentality, and that is probably not a particularly good way to go about choosing a mate." Plenty of people think online dating is a total waste of time.