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.
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.
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.
They felt like “regular” people who just wanted the all-American dream of true love.
They were blind to their revolving door dating pattern, which they simply dismissed as a phenomenon of the modern Internet age of romance.
One factor behind the substantial growth among younger adults is their use of mobile dating apps.