Online dating began

Many online daters enlist their friends in an effort to put their best digital foot forward.

Some 22% of online daters have asked someone to help them create or review their profile.

Despite the wealth of digital tools that allow people to search for potential partners, and even as one-in-ten Americans are now using one of the many online dating platforms, the vast majority of relationships still begin offline.

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.

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.

One-in-five online daters have asked someone else to help them with their profile.

Telling people you and your partner met online can seem kind of boring.

The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.Or how you'd been best friends since kindergarten and then one day something just ?But couples who connected through swiping or clicking can take, ahem, heart: If they choose to tie the knot, they'll likely have a healthier marriage than couples who met offline.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.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.One factor behind the substantial growth among younger adults is their use of mobile dating apps.

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