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Among those who are single and looking, 44% report knowing an online dater.Of course, online daters themselves are the most likely to know others who have used online dating services; 74% know someone else who uses online dating services.
The following table gives the basic percentages of which online Americans use online dating sites.Of the currently married people who have used online dating sites, the vast majority of them were married in the past 10 years, with nearly two-thirds (64%) married sometime in the past three years.When we asked the single online daters whether or not they were currently looking for a partner, roughly half said they were looking for a new romantic relationship and about half said they currently were not.The survey shows that many online daters appear to be successful in meeting people online.A sizable segment of those who use online dating websites (43%) have actually followed through with a date, and 17% say their online romances have resulted in a long-term relationship or marriage.However, even among the singles who have ventured to online dating sites recently or in the past, some are currently unavailable.
Of the single people who have used online dating sites (never married, separated, divorced, or widowed), nearly one-third (31%) are currently in a committed romantic relationship—65% are not. unattached singles is similar to what we find in the overall population of online singles.
Though internet users often take advantage of other opportunities for dating, flirting, meeting, and investigating potential dates online, websites specifically geared toward online dating form the core of internet romance activities.
Panel data gathered by com Score Media Metrix shows that Yahoo Personals and attracted the most visitors in January 2006.
The social network is also introducing two new major features.
The first, called Second Look, allows users to re-review someone they previously said they weren't interested in.
Looking across age groups, the youngest cohort (18-29 years old) has the largest percentage of online daters within it, with 18% of all online adults in that age group visiting a dating site.