The technological landscape has changed dramatically since we first studied dating and relationships in the fall of 2005.
At the time we conducted our first survey on this topic, the release of the i Phone was still two years in the future, Facebook was in the process of expanding from college campuses to high schools, and just one in ten online adults used social networking sites of any kind.
We refer to these individuals throughout this report as “online daters,” and we define them in the following way: Taken together, 11% of all American adults have done one or both of these activities and are classified as “online daters.” In terms of demographics, online dating is most common among Americans in their mid-20’s through mid-40’s.
Some 66% of online daters have gone on a date with someone they met through an online dating site or app, up from 43% of online daters who had done so when we first asked this question in 2005.Younger adults are particularly likely to have done both of these activities compared with older adults.Some 48% of SNS users ages 18-29 have used these sites to check up on someone they dated in the past, and 31% have posted details or pictures from a date.Additionally, you will have the to upgrade your Passions Network account (if you would like).
There are over 260 niche dating sites within Passions Network and members interested in access to all sites in the network can upgrade to ‘Network Wide Access’ for a one time payment of .95. Online dating is also relatively popular among the college-educated, as well as among urban and suburban residents.