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.
At first it frustrated me that we were taking so long to figure out the kinks and details and whether prompt we wanted to go down the marriage path, but now I am so grateful we took our time. I really can't think of anyone being a better fit for me.
I've found the love of my life and there aren't words for how excited I am to start a life and family with him.
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.
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.