This question was asked of everyone in a marriage or other long-term partnership, including many whose relationships were initiated well before meeting online was an option.Looking only at those committed relationships that started within the last ten years, 11% say that their spouse or partner is someone they met online.
A collection of bizarre and hilarious dating profile pictures has been collated by and they couldn't be further from the stereotype of the dashing hero straight from the pages of Dostoyevsky or the blonde supermodel you might hope to meet.
One woman gave a subtle hint to her dates that she's not to be messed with by brandishing an axe in her profile photo, while another will at least attract people with a keen interest in angling by lying alongside a giant fish.
These are among the key findings of a national survey of dating and relationships in the digital era, the first dedicated study of this subject by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project since 2005.
One in every ten American adults has used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.
People in nearly every major demographic group—old and young, men and women, urbanites and rural dwellers—are more likely to know someone who uses online dating (or met a long term partner through online dating) than was the case eight years ago.