Negative aspects of internet dating services
5% of Americans who are in a marriage or committed relationship say they met their significant other online.Despite the wealth of digital tools that allow people to search for potential partners, and even as one-in-ten Americans are now using one of the many online dating platforms, the vast majority of relationships still begin offline.Even among Americans who have been with their spouse or partner for five years or less, fully 88% say that they met their partner offline–without the help of a dating site. Updates: 07/13/2019 What are pros and cons of online dating?In the past three decades, dating has become more of a process that can last for years before marriage is even considered.As generations change, so does the idea of dating and how one finds a companion.
One factor behind the substantial growth among younger adults is their use of mobile dating apps.
Remember how Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks found love via AOL in You’ve Got Mail?
From AOL chat rooms, to Myspace bulletins and Craigslist ads–the list goes on and on for ways in which people have used the Internet as a tool to find love, sex and friendship.
Since its inception, the idea of 'dating' has changed quite a bit.
Dating used to consist of first dates that ended with marriage proposals, or families making marriage deals between their children.