Marriage and dating statistics
But it still means that one-third of online daters have not yet met up in real life with someone they initially found on an online dating site.
Today, there are millions of people on thousands of dating sites looking for their perfect match, whether that’s for a hookup, date, relationship, or marriage.Hands down, Match is the most popular, as well as the most established, dating site, having grown to 23.5 million users and counting since their 1995 launch.The landscape of relationships in America has shifted dramatically in recent decades.Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.
From cohabitation to same-sex marriage to interracial and interethnic marriage, here are eight facts about love and marriage in the United States. About nine-in-ten Americans (88%) cited love as a very important reason to get married, ahead of making a lifelong commitment (81%) and companionship (76%), according to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey.