Friends said Lyne met Charlton a few months earlier through an as-yet-unnamed online dating site.
Charlton reportedly has a lengthy rap sheet, including misdemeanor assaults — but it’s unlikely his dating profile mentioned that detail.
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.
Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.
Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.
I arrived early and sat at a table in a conspicuous spot.
After a few minutes, a woman came to my table, sat down and said with big smile, "Hi, I'm Chris!
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.