One in ten American used Online dating sites

“One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app; 66% of these online daters have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or app, and 23% have met a spouse or long term partner through these sites.” Online dating and Relationships by  by Aaron Smith and Maeve Duggan

I read a blog post that someone posted earlier in the semester about online dating and the dangers that come with it. After reading this article about online dating, it showed how much online dating is becoming such a big part of our lives that it somewhat allowed humans to be in relationships without actually meeting up and seeing the other person face to face. People are fine with online dating, even with all the horrible stories and dangers that come with it.

The one thing I just do not get is why use technology is used to find a “partner or long term spouse” when our world is made up of seven billion human begins. Humans begins are everywhere yet we use dating sites to find someone to date or be with. In opinion, we use the internet to hide. This is off topic, but that is why cyber bullying is so much easier to do because there is no human contact. People can say whatever online and not think about the consequences it has on the person reading it. In other words, it has become easier to say anything or do anything with just click of a button even dating. Everyone know the risks of the internet and yet 66% of these online daters have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or phone application.

Smith, Aaron, and Maeve Duggan. “Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.” Online Dating & Relationships.

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2 thoughts on “One in ten American used Online dating sites

  1. jscillitani

    All I could think about after reading your post was the show Catfish. Have you ever heard about/seen that? It is a very interesting show about online dating and I highly recommend that you look into it! I am unsure about others in our class, but I know that I am horrified to ever online date because I cannot trust what is truly behind the other end of that computer. I am not sure if that is attributed to hearing horror stories, or to my parents really reinforcing the dangers of talking to strangers online, but I know that I am very hesitant to interact with anyone that is a stranger online.

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  2. Sarah Jaihe Lee

    I get what you’re saying and I agree to an extent. However, I think if people use online dating websites responsibly, put out truthful information and agree to meet up, it’s perfectly fine. Sometimes it’s easier to connect with people online and I have heard many stories about people meeting online and ending up getting married.

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