Sure, a lot of sites are alright, but some are definitely on the sketchy side.
This is where you’re most likely to find guys who claim to be nice, or 30-year-old males with respectable professions, who in reality are way past 30 and live in their mom’s basement.
Despite the wealth of digital tools that allow people to search for potential partners, and even as one-in-ten Americans are now using one of the many online dating platforms, the vast majority of relationships still begin offline.
Even among Americans who have been with their spouse or partner for five years or less, fully 88% say that they met their partner offline–without the help of a dating site.
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.
One-in-five online daters have asked someone else to help them with their profile.
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.
I know several people who've met spouses or long-term loves through online dating, and that's rad. When you’re overwhelmed with a tightly packed work schedule or just don’t have many single friends to go out with, dating can be hard. So naturally, an online dating site could potentially be the missing puzzle piece in your search for love in a busy life.
There are a some of the worst online dating sites that are just really, really f*cking terrible places to find love, romance, sex, or just a decent human being.
And that’s not me trying to be judgy or harsh here; it’s just the cold truth.
The world is full of creeps and dishonest human beings, and using these dating sites is a surefire way to seek those people out.
Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.