Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.
Here are five facts about online dating: Online dating has lost much of its stigma, and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.
e Harmony is a great dating site, and millions of singles have had a lot of success with it, particularly those who were looking for a serious relationship.
The implications of this theory is that increased access to online dating will both decrease the probability of divorce (because the quality of marriages increases) and increase the probability of divorce (because married people can continue to search for new partners).
If these two effects offset each other then we should observe in the data an ambiguous relationship between access to the Internet and divorce rates.
Finally, the addition of a husband’s frequency of Internet access to this analysis indicates couples in which the husband uses the Internet every day are less likely to divorce, a result that is statistically significant.
One problem with this data is that we have no idea what people are doing online when they are searching.