DENVER - There's a new study out from the Pew Research Center showing more Americans are turning to online dating to find their "special someone."
According to the study, 11 percent of American adults are either using online dates or have tried online dating sites. The figure might seem small, but when you look back a couple of years, the number was 3 percent in 2008.
When you break down the number of people who have used online dating sites, 23 percent of them say they were able to meet a spouse or find someone to have a long term relationship with.
Maybe you're part of the majority of people who have never tried online dating. If that's the case, chances are you know someone who has. Forty-two percent of Americans claim to know an online dater.
Perhaps the most interesting figure found through the study is the number of people who use websites such as Facebook or LinkedIn to find out more information about the person they're dating. Twenty-nine percent of internet users say they've played detective by researching the person they're dating.
For a full breakdown of the study, follow this link: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/21/dating-online-mobile-pew/2995323/
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