17 02 2016 new updated online dating sites
"The Internet makes sense to me." Indeed, she is hardly alone, according to a new study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center - just in time for Valentine's Day.
Paige, a 33-year-old graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh, is a former Irish dancer who enjoys posing for 1950s-era cheesecake shots that she posts online.
Sitting in front of a computer or flipping through a smartphone, she says, she feels at home.
Users age 18 to 24 say they have increased their clicking and swiping almost threefold since 2013: from 10 percent to 27 percent.
This marks the biggest jump; older survey participants indicate they've doubled their usage of higher-tech ways to meet people. Bumble is designed to let women make the first move, or just find a friend.
Fifty-three percent who have used online dating say it's more dangerous than other ways of meeting people, compared to 38 percent of the men.
After starting out on Craigslist and finding participants "grungy and gross," Paige switched to more reputable services.