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Yet just 15 percent of American adults say they have used an online dating site and/or mobile app, up from 11 percent in early 2013, according a Pew Research Center survey conducted last June and July.
Meeting offline, face-to-face, remains the most common way couples who go on to marry first meet, according to a study by University of Chicago psychologist John Cacioppo.
BOSTON – More than a third of Boston’s population is between the ages of 20 and 34, making this college town home to the highest proportion of young adults of any major city in America.
With such a young demographic, dating digitally may be becoming the norm for many living in the Hub.
“People meet each other here at Harvard and fall in love.” Outside of the college atmosphere, many young professionals search online for the perfect someone or for casual relationships. For years there was a stigma attached to going online to find a date, as it was seen as an act of desperation. In the Pew poll, just 16 percent of Internet users agreed with the statement: “People who use online dating sites are desperate,” down from 29 percent in 2005.
Once matched, the app provides a channel for a conversation.Most of these apps let users to talk one-on-one through private “chat rooms,” letting them get to know each other before deciding whether to date.With so many options out there, many people are getting the sense that there will always be someone else out there should a relationship end.A similar app, Hinge, introduces users to people they already have a connection to through Facebook.Another app, Coffee Meets Bagel, strives to provide quality over quantity by matching users with one “bagel” a day that they can chose from.