In fact, it can be terrifying to wade through thousands of nearby matches in the hopes of finding someone decent (who thinks you're decent, too).
To make things a little less intimidating, we rounded up some of the most practical online-dating advice we published this year.
Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.
Dating Apps: Smartphones have brought online dating into the hands of thousands of Millennials through popular new apps.
According to Business of Apps, the dating app Tinder is available in over 30 languages.
To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.Creating online dating profiles helps consumers carefully consider potential matches.Likewise, evaluating a dating site before using it is essential, and it will bring you that much closer to finding a good match.Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.The dating services industry includes several different segments.