But a new poll finds that an extraordinary technological change has taken place over the past three years.
Just two years ago, American adults ages 18 to 24 used online-dating sites and apps at an average rate for all American adults—about 10 percent. College-aged and post-college-aged Americans are now the most likely demographic to turn to the technology.
However, some experts took issue with the findings because the survey was commissioned by e Harmony.com, the dating site that attracted one quarter of all online marriages according to the research.
Cacioppo acknowledged being a "paid scientific advisor" for the website, but said the researchers followed procedures provided by the Journal of the American Medical Association and agreed to oversight by independent statisticians.
e Harmony's matching is based on using its 29 DIMENSIONS® model to match couples based on features of compatibility found in thousands of successful relationships.
e Harmony is committed to helping singles find love every day, and with over 20 million registered online users, we are confident in our ability to do so.
"We found evidence for a dramatic shift since the advent of the Internet in how people are meeting their spouse," said the study, led by John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago's Department of Psychology.The e Harmony Compatibility Matching System® matches single women and men based on 29 Dimensions® of Compatibility for lasting and fulfilling relationships.Traditional Internet dating can be challenging for those singles looking for love that lasts. Of all the single men or women you may meet online, very few will be compatible with you specifically, and it can be difficult to determine the level of compatibility of a potential partner through methods of conventional dating services – browsing classified ads, online personals, or viewing profile photos.The lowest satisfaction rates were reported by people who met through family, work, bars/clubs or blind dates.A couple of months ago, I was sitting at a bar minding my own business when the woman next to me did something strange.