"Millennials are diligently using technology to find love—and building new dating rules and taboos along the way.
Moreover, if you want to spur a budding relationship forward, skip the flowers: leave your cell phone in your pocket.
The report due out Monday from the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project suggests that attitudes toward online dating "have progressed in a clearly positive direction." In fact, 59 percent of Internet users agree that online dating is a good way to meet people. As Americans shop, socialize and entertain themselves online, a growing number are turning to the Internet to find dates.
Some 11 percent of people who started a long-term relationship in the past decade say they met their partner online.
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Even so, only 10 percent of Americans say they've tried online dating.
Online dating is most popular among men and women ages 25 to 34.
More than half (59%) of Pew’s respondents said they now agree with the statement that “online dating is a good way to meet people,” compared to 44% in 2005.
Though 21% of respondents said they think people who use online dating sites are “desperate,” that’s a decrease from the 29% who agreed with the statement eight years ago.