Throughout human history, people have sought assistance from others in meeting romantic partners – and Americans today are increasingly looking for love online by enlisting the services of online dating sites and a new generation of mobile dating apps.
A national survey by Pew Research Center, conducted June 10-July 12, 2015, among 2,001 adults, finds that: This growth has been especially pronounced for two groups who have historically not used online dating at particularly high levels – the youngest adults, as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.
Creating online dating profiles helps consumers carefully consider potential matches.
Likewise, evaluating a dating site before using it is essential, and it will bring you that much closer to finding a good match.
The app is available in over 80 countries and has over 27 million searchable members.
OKCupid is one of the most popular dating sites and is free to sign up initially.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who report having used online dating has nearly tripled in the last two years.
With an estimated 1,000 online dating sites in existence, however, it can be hard to sift through all the options and decide which is the best site.
The company focuses on the interests of people in a certain age range who want a place to feel confident and comfortable while seeking a potential date. It uses a compatibility matching system to link up people with complementary personalities and lifestyles and has worked with millions of users over the past 15 years.
Zoosk is a singles dating app that uses a behavioral matchmaking engine to pair users who its system indicates will be a good match.
He is currently the CEO of Courtland Brooks, a consultancy agency for the Internet dating industry, and runs Online Personals
He prides himself on being a New Media Futurist and can be reached at Linked In.