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.
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.
These days most people seeking romance (and other pursuits) can turn to a dating app.
But a traditional Tinder account is just too basic for the rich and famous (especially if they want to hookup with mutually wealthy people).
Yes/No; While it is free to use, POF offers premium services as part of their upgraded membership, such as seeing the date and time a user viewed your profile and allowing you to see whether a user read and/or deleted your message.
Just like the rest of us, celebrities yearn for love too.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who report having used online dating has nearly tripled in the last two years.
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Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.
Although 15% of Americans have used online dating themselves, a larger share report that they are familiar with online dating from the experiences of people they know.
Some 41% of American adults say they know someone who uses online dating, while 29% indicate they know someone who has married or entered into a long-term partnership with someone they met via online dating.
Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.