Not surprisingly, many people use the Internet to perform due diligence on romantic prospects.29% of Internet users who have what Pew dubs “recent dating experience” (i.e.Of course, Internet romance doesn’t just take place on dating sites or apps.15% of people on a social networking platform (such as Twitter or Facebook) who had dated within the last 10 years said they had asked someone out using the site.
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This includes 21% of Internet users aged 45 to 54 and 15% aged 55 to 64.
Despite the extra stalking opportunities presented by having access to your ex’s profile, 22% of respondents said they eventually unfriended or blocked someone they were once in a relationship with.
29% of Pew’s respondents said they know someone who used sites or apps to find a spouse or other long-term relationship, up from just 15% in 2005.
Many online daters prefer to use niche dating sites, with 40% reporting that they use sites or apps designed to connect people with shared interests or backgrounds.