Healthy majorities also agree that online dating is easier, more efficient, and helps people find better matches.(Which makes me wonder how much the idea of some matches being algorithmically better than others has been sold by online-dating companies.)Almost 30 percent of Americans know a long-term relationship which sprang from online dating; about 40 percent of them know someone who uses it.Anna Wilkinson has been married for seven years, has two young children, and – although exhausted – is delighted with her lot.“I was 33, had just broken up with my boyfriend and was beginning to think I’d never have a family life.The result is that, rather than being someone that defies all calculation, love is now big business worth an annual billion internationally and growing at 70 per cent a year – with high-tech venture capitalists, psychologists and software engineers reaping vast rewards.Academics, meanwhile, are fascinated by the data being gathered — and largely kept secret — by the dating industry.
Just today, nine million Britons will log on looking for love.
It’s too simple to say that, once, college students met each other in person.
College was scaffolded with social activities meant to introduce strangers to other strangers, whether it was speed dating or fraternity-sorority hang-outs.
That’s the most interesting result from a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday on Americans’ online-dating habits.
Conducted early last summer, the poll found that use of the services has grown modestly since 2013.