Second, there is relatively broad public contact with the online dating world because significant numbers of Americans personally know others who have tried and succeeded at online dating.Some 15% of those in this survey of the general public – representing about 30 million Americans – say they know someone who has been in a long-term relationship or married someone they met online.To have the best possible time, while preserving your physical and mental wellbeing, read on.NEXT: Before You Go [pagebreak] Your first meeting is about you, certainly, but says psychologist, sex therapist, advice columnist, speaker and author, Dr.
Another 33% rate the services as “fair” and 12% say the websites do a “poor” job of protecting their information.
Twice as many know someone who has at least dabbled in the online dating scene.
At the same time, most internet users believe online dating is dangerous because it puts personal information online and they also think that many online daters lie about their marital status.
These are among the key findings of a national survey of dating and relationships in the digital era, the first dedicated study of this subject by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project since 2005.
One in every ten American adults has used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.