Internet dating survey
Our survey included many people who at some point had used a dating website or an app, as well as a subset of 9,600 respondents who used them in the past two years.The more recently active group rated specific sites. On the one hand, the numbers indicate that these sites are helping people find mates.Of those, 33% said it had turned into a relationship.Almost one-third (28%) say they've had sex by the third date; almost half (46%) by the sixth date.Why not have a physical relationship without the complications of a romantic relationship?I imagine if the foundation is there, it could easily become something.The survey also asked new questions about technology and social networking.
Participation by those 18 to 24 has almost tripled since 2013, and boomer enrollment has doubled.
“It was—unbelievably—not a crazy experience.” Online dating has certainly lost its lonely-hearts stigma.
Just look at how many people seeking dates or mates are flocking to matchmaking sites and apps.
And those surveyed last year were more than twice as likely to say it turned into a longterm relationship (44%) compared to 20% the previous year.
Relationship blogger Chiara Atik of New York, author of the new book Modern Dating: A Field Guide, due out May 1, says having a sexual relationship with a friend that is not intended to be romantic is "ever present" among those in their 20s and 30s."It's very tempting. Here's somebody I like and get along with and like spending time with them.