74% of single Americans have explored online dating
Among the relatively small and active cohort of 10 mln internet users who say they are currently single and looking for romantic partners, 74% say they have used the internet in one way or another to further their romantic interests. Some 15% of those in this survey of the general public (representing about 30 mln Americans) say they know someone who has been in a long-term relationship or married someone they met online. Twice as many know someone who has at least dabbled in the online dating scene. 31% of American adults (63 mln people) say they know someone who has used a dating website. 26% of American adults (53 mln people) say they know someone who has gone on a date with a person they met through a dating site. 15% of American adults (30 mln people) say they know someone, Pew Internet & American Life Project.