74% of single Americans have explored online dating

Among the relatively small and active cohort of 10 mln internet users who say they are currently single and looking for romantic partners, 74% say they have used the internet in one way or another to further their romantic interests. Some 15% of those in this survey of the general public (representing about 30 mln Americans) say they know someone who has been in a long-term relationship or married someone they met online.

Among the relatively small and active cohort of 10 mln internet users who say they are currently single and looking for romantic partners, 74% say they have used the internet in one way or another to further their romantic interests. Some 15% of those in this survey of the general public (representing about 30 mln Americans) say they know someone who has been in a long-term relationship or married someone they met online. Twice as many know someone who has at least dabbled in the online dating scene. 31% of American adults (63 mln people) say they know someone who has used a dating website. 26% of American adults (53 mln people) say they know someone who has gone on a date with a person they met through a dating site. 15% of American adults (30 mln people) say they know someone, Pew Internet & American Life Project.

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