25 million people use online dating sites every month.**
It's for good reason:
35% of relationships now start online.*
Someone told you online dating is for losers?
Couples who meet online could be happier in the long run than couples who meet through other avenues.**
Tell your ignorant married friend to stick that in his pipe and smoke it.
57% of college grads know someone who's online dating...***
And 41% know someone who's met their wife, husband, or significant other through online dating.***
And it's not slowing down.
Google searches for OKCupid have sky-rocketed since 2010:
Online Dating Statistic Sources:
* "Online Dating: A Critical Analysis From the Perspective of Psychological Science," a 2012 research article published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest
** "Marital Satisfaction and Breakups Differ Across On-Line and Off-Line Venues," a 2013 Study by U.S. researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
*** "Dating Digitally," a 2013 national survey of dating and relationships in the digital era by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project