Who uses internet dating services

Conducted early last summer, the poll found that use of the services has grown modestly since 2013.

Fifteen percent of Americans have now used a website or app to look for a romantic partner; three years ago, only nine percent had.

It’s like that old quote, often attributed to Margaret Atwood: Women are afraid men will kill them.

They have even been known to telephone their victims as a first introduction.

It’s too simple to say that, once, college students met each other in person.

(Which makes me wonder how much the idea of some matches being algorithmically better than others has been sold by online-dating companies.)Almost 30 percent of Americans know a long-term relationship which sprang from online dating; about 40 percent of them know someone who uses it.

Most interesting to me: These two numbers leap up significantly among affluent or college-educated Americans.

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