If you want to get real specific about using online dating, some young people have access to school-specific dating sites.
One in five Harvard students has used a school-specific site, as well as 50% of Columbia University and New York University students.
If you’ve been considering using online dating to meet someone, a bunch of questions about how the process works might be crossing through your mind.
Are people just using it for hook ups, or do people actually start relationships after meeting online?
When the first modern newspaper was invented, people bought personal ads to discreetly connect and communicate with one another in hopes of finding love or sex.
But, when the Internet was conceived, it connected us all, thus personal ads went digital and the Internet dating service was born.
Considering that 63% of married people say they met through a friend, it might appear that online dating is not as prevalent as it seems.
However, statistics show that online dating usage among young people has significantly increased over the past few years.
From AOL chat rooms, to Myspace bulletins and Craigslist ads–the list goes on and on for ways in which people have used the Internet as a tool to find love, sex and friendship.
Internet dating has largely changed how we date, and this is likely due to the increase in mobile dating apps and the accessibility of Internet dating.
But, for a young person who is constantly surrounded by other young people--in school, at work, or through sports, at bars and clubs or other social activities––one might wonder if a young person really needs to use online dating?
In 2013, only 5% of this age group were using dating apps.
The good news is online dating is now widely accepted in our culture.