That dating world
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.
Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.
Some 22% of online daters have asked someone to help them create or review their profile.
Women are especially likely to enlist a friend in helping them craft the perfect profile—30% of female online daters have done this, compared with 16% of men.
With the popularity of sites like e Harmony, match.com, Ok Cupid and countless others, the stigma of online dating has diminished considerably in the last decade.
Two thirds of online daters—66%—tell us that they have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or dating app.Even among Americans who have been with their spouse or partner for five years or less, fully 88% say that they met their partner offline–without the help of a dating site. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and conventional wisdom both suggest that love is a fundamental human need. A survey conducted in 2013 found that 77% of people considered it “very important” to have their smartphones with them at all times.One-in-five online daters have asked someone else to help them with their profile.
Many online daters enlist their friends in an effort to put their best digital foot forward.
Statistics suggest that about 1 in 5 relationships begin online nowadays.