By Aaron Smith and Maeve Duggan One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app themselves, and many people now know someone else who uses online dating or who has found a spouse or long-term partner via online dating. General public attitudes towards online dating have become much more positive in recent years, and social networking sites are now playing a prominent role when it comes to navigating and documenting romantic relationships. Online dating is also relatively popular among the college-educated, as well as among urban and suburban residents. Attitudes towards online dating are becoming more positive over time Even today, online dating is not universally seen as a positive activity—a significant minority of the public views online dating skeptically. At the same time, public attitudes towards online dating have grown more positive in the last eight years:
What is your opinion on online dating? Yes Sorry, something has gone wrong. I met my bf of almost 3 years through online dating. That doesn't mean I didn't meet alot of incompatible people. I used online dating on and off for about a year before I met him.
Originally Posted by redhead How do you feel about online relationships? How do you react or feel about people who are involved with someone via online? I'm asking this question because a good friend of mine who's in a relationship with a women from another state and I had a conversation about online dating.
Safety advice What are the advantages of online dating? What about the disadvantages? It's easy to pretend to be a different person online, and unfortunately, this happens on online dating sites quite often. You never know who is at the other end of a conversation, and it is important to remember this when getting to know a person online.