Take a look: We aren’t really looking to “date,” per se.
Asking for a little help finding a partner is hardly new—where would Patti Stanger of fame be if people didn’t need expert advice?
We refer to these individuals throughout this report as “online daters,” and we define them in the following way: Taken together, 11% of all American adults have done one or both of these activities and are classified as “online daters.” In terms of demographics, online dating is most common among Americans in their mid-20’s through mid-40’s.
Some 22% of 25-34 year olds and 17% of 35-44 year olds are online daters.
The day has come when internet dating is considered a legitimate way of meeting new people in the endless search for the right person.
Chat rooms have replaced bar rooms, and internet dating sites and personal ads no longer have the "stigma" that they once did.
This site is not meant to bring forth the message that its impossible to find love through internet dating, but to inform people of the dangers that are out there.
What Tinder changed (racking up 1.4 billion swipes a day, more than any other platform) was that it never actually said it was a dating app. (Before Tinder), dating sites specialized based on a desired level of commitment—a casual hook-up, an actual relationship, marriage.
“It killed the stigma of online dating by being about online dating,” says Steve Dean, founder of Dateworking, a consulting company for individual online daters and dating sites. But the app caught on because it made it OK to know exactly what you were seeking.
The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.
While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two or more people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other.