Dating research articles
Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.
One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app themselves, and many people now know someone else who uses online dating or who has found a spouse or long-term partner via online dating.
The report was commissioned by the Association for Psychological Science and will be published in the February edition of its journal Other highlights from the analysis include: Online dating has become the second-most-common way for couples to meet, behind only meeting through friends.
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General public attitudes towards online dating have become much more positive in recent years, and social networking sites are now playing a prominent role when it comes to navigating and documenting romantic relationships.
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.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.