Meanwhile, the share of 55- to 64-year-olds who use online dating has doubled over the same time period (from 6% in 2013 to 12% in 2015).
On one hand, a majority of online dating users agree that dating digitally has distinct advantages over other ways of meeting romantic partners: But despite these reservations, those who have personally used online dating themselves – or know someone who does – tend to have much more positive attitudes compared to those with little direct exposure to online dating or online daters.
For instance, just 55% of non-users agree that online dating is a good way to meet people, while six-in-ten agree that online dating is more dangerous than other ways of meeting people.
Admitting that you met your partner through an online dating service has never been something to be ashamed of, and more often than not is met with a positive response these days.
Countless modern couples started on the Internet and have found immediate and lasting romantic success.
It was once believed that online dating was only used by those who were in desperate need of a date — the last resort before completely throwing in the towel.