According to a article, the idea that people who use online dating sites are "desperate" is wrong.
This perception is probably a remnant of an early stigma attached to online dating.
Today, about 95 percent of Americans, or 304.1 million people, are online, and many are surfing the Web for dates and mates.
According to , 11 percent of American adults have enrolled in an online dating service. Online dating sites and dating apps enjoy widespread popularity, and not just among young adults.
Only 5 percent of people who are married or in a committed relationship met their significant other online.