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.

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.

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Women are especially likely to enlist a friend in helping them craft the perfect profile—30% of female online daters have done this, compared with 16% of men.

5% of Americans who are in a marriage or committed relationship say they met their significant other online.

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

Some 22% of online daters have asked someone to help them create or review their profile.

twentysomething Peter Pans.” Putting this analysis in terms more familiar to his audience of BYU graduates and their families, Elder Tingey spoke of “the indecision some college graduates have in …

accepting the responsibilities of marriage and family.” This tendency to postpone adult responsibilities, including marriage and family, is surely visible among our Latter-day Saint young adults.

Hanging out consists of numbers of young men and young women joining together in some group activity. For the benefit of some of you who are not middle-aged or older, I also may need to describe what dating is. Dating is pairing off to experience the kind of one-on-one association and temporary commitment that can lead to marriage in some rare and treasured cases. I am not sure, but I can see some contributing factors: All of this made dating more difficult.

And the more elaborate and expensive the date, the fewer the dates.

Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.