Here are five facts about online dating: Online dating has lost much of its stigma, and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.They negotiate over when to use it and when to abstain.A portion of them quarrel over its use and have had hurtful experiences caused by tech use.TY - JOURT1 - The Social demography of internet dating in the United States*AU - Sautter, Jessica M. Methods: We use multivariate logistic regression to analyze 3,215 respondents from the first nationally representative U. For this " at-risk" subpopulation, computer literacy and social networks strongly influence the likelihood of Internet dating.
The technology also gained some users among 45-to-54-year-olds.Conclusions: Internet dating is a common mate selection strategy among the highly selective subpopulation of single Internet users and may continue to grow through social networks.Material and virtual elements of the digital divide have direct and indirect effects on Internet dating. Philip PY - 2010/6Y1 - 2010/6N2 - Objective: The objective of this article is to identify the sociodemographic correlates of Internet dating net of selective processes that determine who is " at risk." We also examine the role of computer literacy, social networks, and attitudes toward Internet dating among single Internet users. Results: Sociodemographic factors have strong effects on Internet access and single status but weak effects on use of Internet dating services once the sample is conditioned on these factors.Couples who have been together for 10 years or less show different patterns of technology usage in the context of their relationship compared with those who have been together for a longer period of time.Couples who have been together for a decade or less—also typically younger than those who have been together for longer—are much more likely to have used dating services or the internet to meet their partner, to use technology to help with the logistics and communication in their relationship, and to report that the internet had an impact on their relationship.