The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.

Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.

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Even among Americans who have been with their spouse or partner for five years or less, fully 88% say that they met their partner offline–without the help of a dating site.

Over the course of the previous five days, I orchestrated this evening with nothing more than a few swipes on my phone and some text messaging.

About one-in-five 18- to 24-year olds (22%) now report using mobile dating apps; in 2013, only 5% reported doing so.

One-third of people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date with someone they met on these sites.

Write more about yourself in your profile first, and take out the part about your appearance. As for a message, just ask them about something they are interested in. I like to keep things like I would in the real world.

I chat about current events or send something funny back or see what we have in common- ask what else we may have in common. I tend to appreciate it when the person messaging me finds a way to relate to one of my interests, or expresses interest in something on my profile. Obviously women's profiles but I occasionally hit up a guy or to check out the competition, or lack there of.

One-in-five online daters have asked someone else to help them with their profile.

Many online daters enlist their friends in an effort to put their best digital foot forward.

Its always flattering when somebody compliments me on my looks, as I'm sure it is for any other guy. The best way to approach a guy is in the simplest form.....presentation !