What percentage of people use internet dating
The majority of online daters, however, were much more upbeat.
79% said they felt dating sites and apps are a good way to meet people and their positive attitudes are probably reinforced by seeing success stories.
About one in 10 of online daters said they think dating site users are “desperate” (though the survey didn’t indicate if they were referring to themselves or just their lackluster prospects on those sites).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.People aged 18 to 30 are more likely to use online dating than other demographics, and some dating sites are targeted specifically to college students.The Pew Internet and American Life Project found in 2006 that about 11 percent of all Internet users had used online dating.
29% of Pew’s respondents said they know someone who used sites or apps to find a spouse or other long-term relationship, up from just 15% in 2005.