These are among the key findings of a national survey of dating and relationships in the digital era, the first dedicated study of this subject by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project since 2005.
One in every ten American adults has used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.
match is the most widely-used online dating site in the world and has nearly 1.8 million subscribers.
It works in the most traditional way: Simply create a profile, check out your potential matches, send them a few messages and then arrange to meet for a date.
Online dating has ballooned into a billion-dollar industry and the Internet "may be altering the dynamics and outcome of marriage itself," said the study by U. researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The difference remained statistically significant even after controlling for variables like year of marriage, sex, age, education, ethnicity, household income, religion and employment status.Among couples who were still married during the survey, those who met online reported higher marital satisfaction -- an average score of 5.64 on a satisfaction survey -- than those who met offline and averaged 5.48.The lowest satisfaction rates were reported by people who met through family, work, bars/clubs or blind dates.e Harmony is another massive player, with 3 million users signed up.But size isn’t everything – as anyone who has just wrapped up a three-hour swiping session on Tinder will attest.It’s aimed at time-starved professionals, who due to busy work and social lives simply don’t have the time to date.