But it still means that one-third of online daters have not yet met up in real life with someone they initially found on an online dating site.
One-in-five online daters have asked someone else to help them with their profile.
One-third of people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date with someone they met 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.
It’s all very well looking great, but it’s important that you feel as good as you look too.
If you’re tugging your dress down or irritated by your shirt collar, you’re not going to be relaxed and 100 per cent focused on having fun on your date. Wear something you know you’ll be comfortable in and your confidence and personality will shine through.
Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.
Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.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.