Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.
To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.
The study's authors sifted through decades of research about what makes people romantically compatible.
TORONTO – The Match Group, the New York-based company that owns Match.com, Ok Cupid and Tinder, bought Vancouver-based dating website Plenty Of Fish on Tuesday for US5 million.
Some Plenty Of Fish numbers: READ MORE: buys free dating site Plenty Of Fish for 5MUsers: 100 million worldwide for Plenty Of Fish, with four million active every month.
Single Canadians: 14.2 million in 2014, according to Statistics Canada.
Online dating: A 2011 Leger Marketing survey found 36 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 18 and 34 use online dating.