I’ve been dating a guy who’s three years younger than me for a little over two years now.I’ve dealt with constant criticism, shocked reactions, confusion as to why I would go younger and questions about what it’s like.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.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.A common rule of thumb, at least on the internet, is that it’s okay to be interested in someone “half your age plus seven” years.
Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.
It’s the same as judging someone for their looks or for where they work – it’s unfair.
Let’s all agree to stop making age a huge issue and to focus more on someone’s personality than their birthday date.
Many online daters enlist their friends in an effort to put their best digital foot forward.
Some 22% of online daters have asked someone to help them create or review their profile.