I've decided to organize the statistics and facts into two main areas.
The first which starts on this page will deal with the general online dating industry as a whole.
When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.
Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.
The landscape of technology is constantly changing, which means so are many aspects of our lives. Before dating sites came along in the mid-1990s, most people were meeting their partners through friends, work, or classified ads in the newspaper.
Today, there are millions of people on thousands of dating sites looking for their perfect match, whether that’s for a hookup, date, relationship, or marriage.
Hands down, Match is the most popular, as well as the most established, dating site, having grown to 23.5 million users and counting since their 1995 launch.
Young people are dating online in their millions, Richi reflects on his experiences and the world of digital romance Online dating is seen as something most people would never catch themselves doing, but you would be surprised how many young people have set up a profile and embraced the online dating world.
Turns out we got on so well we continued to be friends.
We still talk to this day and had it not been for a dating site we would have never have met.
The dating site is the official way of confessing you are looking for something specific, something more than small talk. We sent messages, eventually exchanged numbers and then we finally decided to meet up.