In particular, the number of people who thought that online dating was a good way to meet people rose from 44% in 2005 to 59% in 2015 whereas those who believed that people to used online dating services were desperate fell from 29% to 23% during the same period.Although only a negligible number of people dated online in 2005, that rose to 11% in 2013 and then 15% in 2015.Nevertheless, only one in three had actually gone out on a date with someone they met online.About one in five, especially women, at 30%, compared to 16% for men, asked for help with their online profile.It is possible that the mode of online dating resonates with some participants' conceptual orientation towards the process of finding a romantic partner.
Members can constrain their interactions to the online space, or they can arrange a date to meet in person.
At the same time, usage among those between the ages of 55 and 64 doubled.
People in their mid-30s to mid-50s all saw noticeable increases in usage, but people aged 25 to 34 saw no change.
Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.
Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including (but not limited to) age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance.