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Compared with when we conducted our first study of dating and relationships in 2005, many more Americans are using online tools to check up on people they used to date, and to flirt with potential (or current) love interests: Young adults are especially likely to flirt online—47% of internet users ages 18-24 have done this before, as have 40% of those ages 25-34.
And while younger adults are also more likely than their elders to look up past flames online, this behavior is still relatively common among older cohorts.
Half (54%) of online daters have felt that someone else seriously misrepresented themselves in their profile.
Some 22% of 25-34 year olds and 17% of 35-44 year olds are online daters.Younger adults are also more likely than older ones to say that their relationship began online.Some 8% of 18-29 year olds in a marriage or committed relationship met their partner online, compared with 7% of 30-49 year olds, 3% of 50-64 year olds, and just 1% of those 65 and older.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.
Yet even some online daters view the process itself and the individuals they encounter on these sites somewhat negatively.