Participation by those 18 to 24 has almost tripled since 2013, and boomer enrollment has doubled.
In fact, people over 50 are one of the fastest growing segments.
So when Roberta Caploe was ready to start dating again after a divorce, she didn’t ask her friends to fix her up or feel the need to frequent bars or health clubs.
She signed up for JDate, an online dating site for Jewish singles.
“All kinds of people are doing it,” says Caploe, 54, a publisher who lives in New York City.
“It was—unbelievably—not a crazy experience.” Online dating has certainly lost its lonely-hearts stigma.
Research shows that since 2013, three times as many 18-to-24-year-olds have started using online dating.
In 2013, 10% of this age group reported using online dating, whereas, today, 27% are using online dating.
How many people actually go on a date with someone they meet online, or are they just using it to make conversation with others? Don’t worry; these are valid questions that many people wonder about online dating.
Since online dating is on the rise, this isn’t uncommon, which is why 66% of those who have tried online dating report having gone on a date with someone.
If you’re a woman interested in dating an older man, online dating will help connect you.
The good news is online dating is now widely accepted in our culture.
Though it previously used to have a negative stigma attached to it, people these days are not afraid to admit to using online dating.
44% of the American population is single, and 36% of single people have at least tried online dating.