More than half, or 53 percent, of single people have created a dating profile, according to Match's recent Singles in America study, which polled over 5,000 single men and women in December.
Today, 40 percent of singles have dated someone they met online, while only 25 percent met a first date through a friend.
As a therapist, one of my favorite things to do is help my patients find everlasting love. When one of my newer patients informed me that he prefers to date non-American women, I was quickly intrigued.
I asked him what it was about foreign women he found so appealing.
Here's another upside according to the research, a lot of these online daters are quite satisfied with their online dating experience, vs. Online dating is also great for men who are shy, have problems dating women, or who simply lead a really busy lifestyle.
Finding love continues to be a top priority for most people, and one of the main elements, in my experience, of experiencing life as rewarding, happy and fulfilled.
In a recent study, funded by this online company, also found that 1.4 million unmarried American men ages 35-60 years old have participated in international online dating to expand their opportunities to find true love.Amy Giberson, now 34, was reluctant to try internet dating again but she decided to give it one more shot in 2014. There are a slew of sites and apps to help singles find love and, for the most part, they work, according to Consumer Reports.She downloaded the Match app and connected with Justin Pounders, also 34, almost immediately. Nearly half, or 44 percent, of those who tried online dating said it led to a serious long-term relationship or marriage, the magazine found.He happily told me some of the characteristics he enjoyed.He liked their unique cultural perspective, their different way of being in the world, and personally found these relationships to be more rewarding and fulfilling for him.