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In addition, online daters felt that online dating is easier more efficient than other methods (61%), and gives access to a larger pool of potential partners (62%), compared to 44% and 50% of non-users, respectively.
Meanwhile, 60% of non-users thought that online dating was a more dangerous way of meeting people and 24% deemed people who dated online were desperate, compared to 45% and 16% of online daters, respectively.
Safety was, however, the exception, with 53% of women and only 38% of men expressing concern.
There is, however, great variation along gender lines.
Other sites target highly specific demographics based on features like shared interests, location, religion, sexual orientation or relationship type.
Others utilize the freemium revenue model, offering free registration and use, with optional, paid, premium services.
Only five out of a hundred said they were married to or in a committed long-term relationship with someone they met online.
For comparison, 88% of Americans who were with their current spouse or partner for no more than five years said their met their mates offline.
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.
Most services also encourage members to add photos or videos to their profile.