The downside: More than a third of divorce filings contained the word Facebook, according to a 2011 U. Plus, one in 10 adults have used an online dating site, which makes it one of the most popular ways to find a partner, says Jeffrey A.
Women are much more likely than men to have had a bad experience: 42% of female online daters versus just 17% of men.
Of course, if polygraph tests were a part of courtship, the human population would be on the decline.
For now only 3% of American adults say they're using their smartphones to find love, but with mobile usage increasing in leaps and bounds all the time, it's bound to conquer the dating world soon.
The Pew Internet and American Life Project is part of the Pew Research Center and is a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that conducts research in order to provide information on the issues, attitudes, and trends that influence America and the world.
The biggest booms have been seen amongst college graduates, individuals in higher income brackets, and singles over age 65.