About one-in-five 18- to 24-year olds (22%) now report using mobile dating apps; in 2013, only 5% reported doing so.One-third of people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date with someone they met on these sites.

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One-in-five online daters have asked someone else to help them with their profile.

Many online daters enlist their friends in an effort to put their best digital foot forward.

That is a substantial increase from the 43% of online daters who had actually progressed to the date stage when we first asked this question in 2005.

But it still means that one-third of online daters have not yet met up in real life with someone they initially found on an online dating site.

If you haven’t found quite what you’re looking for on an online dating site, you aren’t alone.

Two thirds of online daters—66%—tell us that they have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or dating app.

By the way, this works for offline connections too.

Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.

Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.

One factor behind the substantial growth among younger adults is their use of mobile dating apps.

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