Dating sites for young adults
At the same time, usage among those between the ages of 55 and 64 doubled.
80% of the users said that online dating sites are a good way to meet potential partners, compared to 55% of non-users.
Nevertheless, a similar number of online daters (31%) and non-users (32%) agreed that online dating kept people from settling down.
In all, there was little difference among the sexes with regards to their opinions on online dating.
In addition, online daters felt that online dating is easier more efficient than other methods (61%), and gives access to a larger pool of potential partners (62%), compared to 44% and 50% of non-users, respectively.
Meanwhile, 60% of non-users thought that online dating was a more dangerous way of meeting people and 24% deemed people who dated online were desperate, compared to 45% and 16% of online daters, respectively.
A great diversity of online dating services currently exists (see Comparison of online dating services).