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Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.
Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.
One-third of people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date with someone they met on these sites.
If you haven’t found quite what you’re looking for on an online dating site, you aren’t alone.
Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.
5% of Americans who are in a marriage or committed relationship say they met their significant other online.
One factor behind the substantial growth among younger adults is their use of mobile dating apps.
About one-in-five 18- to 24-year olds (22%) now report using mobile dating apps; in 2013, only 5% reported doing so.
But, when you're in love, it's easy to be blinded by the signs of a one-sided romance.
So if you think you may be at risk of being in a one-sided battle, here are a few things to keep an eye out for: You send the text messages, you make the phone calls and you put in the effort to see one another throughout the week.
Not all relationships start out one-sided, but most end this way.