Observers are split on their attitudes and perceptions toward online dating.
According to a article, the idea that people who use online dating sites are "desperate" is wrong.
The convenience of online dating has exploded its popularity in recent years.
Researchers explain that middle-aged adults represent a "thin dating market"--in other words, dating prospects are slim within their immediate social circles. Most people use online dating sites or mobile dating apps to improve their dating prospects and vet their dates. Other common reasons for using online dating sites or apps include "meeting people who share similar interests or hobbies" (60 percent); "meeting people who share your beliefs or values" (52 percent); "finding someone for a long-term relationship or marriage" (46 percent); and "having a schedule that makes it hard to meet interesting people in other ways" (33 percent), according to a Pew report. Most people know an online dater or someone who used online dating to find a spouse or to form a serious relationship.
The format of the original series was simple: a bachelorette would have three minutes to ask the same set of questions to each of three hidden bachelors, and then select one bachelor as her "date" based strictly on their responses. online dating market was worth .2 billion in 2014, a 3.5 percent per annum increase since 2008.
Sometimes, the roles would be reversed, where a bachelor did the asking, while the bachelorettes did the answering. Today, people have taken to the Internet to find their ideal date or mate. Just as impressive is revenue growth in the mobile dating market, which is expected to grow from 0.4 million in 2015 to 5.3 million by 2017, according to
Consider Match.com, an online dating industry pioneer. Around that time, only 14 percent of American adults were internet users.
Today, about 95 percent of Americans, or 304.1 million people, are online, and many are surfing the Web for dates and mates.