Among those who are single and looking, 44% report knowing an online dater.
Of course, online daters themselves are the most likely to know others who have used online dating services; 74% know someone else who uses online dating services.
Three in ten (31%) online daters were married but are now divorced, separated or widowed.
The following table gives the basic percentages of which online Americans use online dating sites.
The table below lists the top ten websites that fall within the personals and dating category: Those who have used dating websites are more likely to describe themselves as supporters of gay marriage and identify as “someone who likes to try new things” when compared with the general population of adults and all internet users.
They are less likely to identify themselves as religious and are less likely to say they believe in traditional gender roles for men and women.
In general, younger people and those with higher levels of income and education are more likely to be tapped into the online dating scene via someone they know.
Online dating (or Internet dating) is a system that enables people to find and introduce themselves to new personal connections over the Internet, usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships.
An online dating service is a company that provides specific mechanisms (generally websites or applications) for online dating through the use of Internet-connected personal computers or mobile devices.
Most services also encourage members to add photos or videos to their profile.
Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.
Much of this discrepancy may be explained by the general youth of online daters, who have not necessarily entered their prime earning years.