The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.

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While many people do still meet their future partners through traditional means, online dating provides a safe, easy and inexpensive platform to not only save people time but also to help find them the perfect match, thereby ensuring a perfect relationship.

Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.

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.

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.

Of the same participants asked, the study also found that 4 in 5 people agree that in some ways it's easier to date online as it's easier to be funny and witty digitally when you have time to think about your response.

Who hasn't sought help from friends with the aim of crafting the perfect text message to a potential lover?

About one-in-five 18- to 24-year olds (22%) now report using mobile dating apps; in 2013, only 5% reported doing so.

One-third of people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date with someone they met on these sites.

One study, conducted on a larger scale than the previous with 20,000 participants, found that of those who had met their partner online, they were 25% more likely to last than those who had met via traditional routes.

Also, those that did meet via traditional methods reported less satisfaction than those who had met digitally.

One in five relationships within the UK now start online, and at least half of people in America know someone that uses online dating.