Comments about online dating
In the past couple years, online dating has become more popular and significantly less stigmatized than it has been in the past.
One-third of people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date with someone they met on these sites.
That is a substantial increase from the 43% of online daters who had actually progressed to the date stage when we first asked this question in 2005.
But it still means that one-third of online daters have not yet met up in real life with someone they initially found on an online dating site.
Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.
One factor behind the substantial growth among younger adults is their use of mobile dating apps.