The 2016 Pew Research Center's survey reveals that the usage of online dating sites by American adults increased from 9% in 2013, to 12% in 2015.
Further, during this period, the usage among 18- to 24-year-olds tripled, while that among 55- to 65-year-olds doubled.
Online dating (or Internet dating) is a system that enables strangers to find and introduce themselves to new personal connections over the Internet, usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships.
An online dating service is a company that provides specific mechanisms (generally websites or applications) for online dating through the use of Internet-connected personal computers or mobile devices.
This model also allows users to switch between free and paying status at will, with sites accepting a variety of online currencies and payment options.
Our service is free to join and within minutes of creating your profile, you'll be able to see who we think is a great match for you.
Our amazing customer service team is on hand to answer any questions you have, and as members of the Online Dating Association, we'll do everything we can to make your time on MSF as safe and secure as possible.
My Single Friend was founded in 2004 by TV presenter and property extraordinaire Sarah Beeny, who is notorious for setting her single friends up.
Since then we've had amazing feedback from our site members and hundreds of happy couples who have got hitched, thanks to meeting on MSF!
Still others rely solely on paid membership subscriptions.