Dating websites lists 2013
Most online Americans who are single and looking for dates have used the internet to pursue their romantic interests and millions more Americans know people who have tried and succeeded at online dating.
In a new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, there are two central findings that illustrate how important the internet has become for those seeking romance in 21 Century America: First, among the relatively small and active cohort of 10 million internet users who say they are currently single and looking for romantic partners, 74% say they have used the internet in one way or another to further their romantic interests.
Most online daters think that using internet dating services helps to open up the playing field.
Fully 64% agree that online dating helps people find a better match because they have access to a larger pool of potential dates, while just 31% disagree with this assessment.
Those who have actually used the services are more confident; 43% think that the activity involves risk, while 52% do not see the activity as dangerous.
Few offer a mixed response: just 7% say they had both positive and negative experiences.
The remaining 12% say they do not know or decline a response.
Of the 16 million people who have been to online dating sites, 52% say they had mostly positive experiences.
At the same time, a sizable segment, 29%, report mostly negative experiences.
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Just over half (52%) of online daters agree that a lot people are dishonest about being married, while 32% disagree, and 15% say they do not know.