The Pew Internet and American Life Project just released the results of a massive new survey on online dating in the U.S. Here are the six main things they found . . .
1. 11% of all adults in the country have used an online dating site or a dating app at some point. And 66% of them have gone on a date with someone they met through the site or app.
2. There's about a one-in-four chance online dating will work out. 23% of people who've done online dating have wound up finding their SPOUSE, or at least a long-term relationship.
3. 5% of ALL Americans who are currently married or in a long-term relationship met the person online.
4. The stigma around online dating is almost gone . . . but not completely. 21% of people said they agreed, quote, "people who use online dating sites are desperate." That's down from 29% in 2005.
5. 54% of online daters have gone out with someone who SERIOUSLY MISREPRESENTED themselves in their profile.
6. 29% of people have Google stalked a person before a date. And 31% of people check Facebook to see how people they USED to date are doing. (Pew Internet)