“Some 42 percent of Americans know someone who has used online dating, up from 31 percent in 2005.And 29 percent of Americans now know someone who met a spouse or other long-term partner through online dating, up from just 15 percent in 2005.” At this point, you’d have to hide under a rock to avoid hearing of an acquaintance’s attempt at digital dating.When I told him that I didn't want to play games, he corrected me, saying, "It's not about playing games. If you're doing your own thing, it becomes second nature to wait a little while before responding. You'll know within a few minutes of meeting whether you'll want to see this person again.Many have good message game, but chemistry doesn't translate into words. I find it too creepy, you never know what kind of person is on the other side of the screen!However, recent statistics for this demographic show an eight percent decline from a survey taken eight years ago, which means that as technology advances, more conservatives are opening up to the idea of finding real love online.If you’re secretly tired of hearing people humblebrag about their online connections, you could be out of luck.“Familiarity with online dating through usage by friends or family members has increased dramatically since our last survey of online dating in 2005,” according to the report.
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I’m actually pretty lucky – every time I recount how I met my husband online, people have been nothing but positive. I’m not that desperate to meet someone.” Underhanded Debbie Downer remarks aside, here’s a news flash: Dating online does not make you desperate … According to a new report on online dating and relationships released by the Pew Internet and American Life project, one in 10 Americans have turned to online dating via Web or mobile app, and out of the 66 percent who have moved on to in-real-life dates, 23 percent have gone the distance and have entered into long-term relationships and yes, successful marriages.