Research into internet dating
Women are especially likely to enlist a friend in helping them craft the perfect profile—30% of female online daters have done this, compared with 16% of men.
5% of Americans who are in a marriage or committed relationship say they met their significant other online.
Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.
One-in-five online daters have asked someone else to help them with their profile.Dating sites are now steering you toward people who have similar tastes in movies, music, religion and education, " Bartz said."And people are spending more time on their phones and the dating sites know this. But with 87 million singles in the United States and nearly 40 million dating online, it seemed a good way to meet someone.
"No one is going to respond to someone who says they are a couch potato and likes to stay home."I was lucky. (I have friends who have been on dating sites for years.) I corresponded with 50 women and met 15 for drinks, which is recommended over meeting someone for dinner. Because if after 15 minutes you don't like the person you are stuck; and for men that means the bill as well.
Now that I am "single again," I wondered what was new in online dating in 2015.