One factor behind the substantial growth among younger adults is their use of mobile dating apps.
About one-in-five 18- to 24-year olds (22%) now report using mobile dating apps; in 2013, only 5% reported doing so.
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.
But if someone is asking about the color, texture and scent (ew) of your underwear, he or she is not for you.
Unless you're into that kind of thing, in which case, have fun and be safe.
Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.
That is a substantial increase from the 43% of online daters who had actually progressed to the date stage when we first asked this question in 2005.
Many online daters enlist their friends in an effort to put their best digital foot forward.
Some 22% of online daters have asked someone to help them create or review their profile.
They just sit there and wait for the right guy to talk to them. Because before he even finished writing his profile (we're talking before he even had his picture up), he got a message from someone.
So he created a profile for a female version of himself, used a picture of his friend who calls herself "pretty average looking," and dove into online dating from a female perspective. So he replied innocently to the man who emailed him and then went to sign off and check back in 24 hours. But it wasn't the flooding of messages that drove him to delete his profile after only a couple of hours. As most women who have dealt with online dating know, a lot of men who contact you are gross.
In conclusion, here are four simple rules if you are a man pursuing a woman on a dating site (for an actual relationship):1.