Yet even some online daters view the process itself and the individuals they encounter on these sites somewhat negatively.

Online dating is also relatively popular among the college-educated, as well as among urban and suburban residents.

And 38% of Americans who are single and actively looking for a partner have used online dating at one point or another.

Because he may be a great communicator, mature for his age, and relationship minded, but he’s also, y’know, a BABY. Go in with your eyes open and appreciate the experience for what it is – a dalliance with the youthful exuberance of your past. “What do guys in their twenties really expect and/or want when contacting an older woman? That’s what I thought when I was a schmucky 20 something, and so did my friends.

I would proceed with caution, if you’re looking for something more than a fling with a young stud.

We refer to these individuals throughout this report as “online daters,” and we define them in the following way: Taken together, 11% of all American adults have done one or both of these activities and are classified as “online daters.” In terms of demographics, online dating is most common among Americans in their mid-20’s through mid-40’s.

Some 22% of 25-34 year olds and 17% of 35-44 year olds are online daters.These are among the key findings of a national survey of dating and relationships in the digital era, the first dedicated study of this subject by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project since 2005.One in every ten American adults has used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.If your print subscription includes digital access, you will also be able to log in to The Inquirer and Daily News replicas and using the same username and password login credentials.Be sure to remember the email address and password you select to manage your account so you'll be able to easily log in to our online services and products.Half (54%) of online daters have felt that someone else seriously misrepresented themselves in their profile.