Online dating is one of the oldest segments of the Internet economy. You will be surprised to know that Match.com launched two years earlier than Google appeared on the web. So you can imagine how old and well-established this industry is. However, browsing Google every day is normal practice, whereas online dating is considered by many as something associated with watching porn. Is it so? What do you need to know about online dating? And how does this industry work today? Let us get all this straightened out.
Yes, Online Dating Continues to Be a Trend
As communication flows into social networks and instant messengers, ideas about online dating also change. Over the past 10 years, the percentage of Americans who consider them “socially acceptable” has grown from 44 to 85 percent. Moreover, according to the Pew Research Center, 7 percent of US residents 30-49 years old met a spouse or regular partner on the network.