Online dating population

Nearly a quarter of them have used online dating sites, compared with just 10 percent of people in the 18 to 24 age group.For ages 35 to 44, it's 17 percent and then the numbers fall to the single digits.

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So when Roberta Caploe was ready to start dating again after a divorce, she didn’t ask her friends to fix her up or feel the need to frequent bars or health clubs.

The majority of online daters, however, were much more upbeat.

79% said they felt dating sites and apps are a good way to meet people and their positive attitudes are probably reinforced by seeing success stories.

Online dating is shedding its stigma as a refuge for the desperate, but people who use sites such as and e Harmony are still in the minority.

Thirty-eight percent of Americans who are "single and looking" say they've used an online dating site or mobile dating app, according to a new study.