Pew says that 59 percent of Americans approve of online dating, and 47 percent of Americans think online dating is easier and more efficient than other means of finding love.“Online dating has lost much of its stigma,” Pew researchers Aaron Smith and Monica Anderson write, “and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.” “Twenty years from now, the idea that someone looking for love won’t look for it online will be silly, akin to skipping the card catalog to instead wander the stacks because the right books are found only by accident.
We have a collective investment in the idea that love is a chance event, and often it is.
Today, the number of 18 to 24-year old who use online dating has nearly tripled — increasing from 10 percent in 2013 to 27 percent in 2015.
These numbers correlate with a shifting opinion about the taboo of meeting online.
The massive number of people who use online dating services, whether it be through desktop or mobile, expands beyond Tinder.