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.
Dating apps allow like-minded strangers to connect with ease.
However, psychopaths and killers lurk in the digital shadows.
The number of people who have been murdered as a result of looking for love the 21st-century way is shocking.
Women are especially likely to enlist a friend in helping them craft the perfect profile—30% of female online daters have done this, compared with 16% of men.
5% of Americans who are in a marriage or committed relationship say they met their significant other online.
Lyne and Charlton met through an online dating website and had been dating for approximately one month.