Two thirds of online daters—66%—tell us that they have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or dating app.That is a substantial increase from the 43% of online daters who had actually progressed to the date stage when we first asked this question in 2005.But it still means that one-third of online daters have not yet met up in real life with someone they initially found on an online dating site.
There’s many passions, but to name a few “Organic, non-smoking, artist, coffee, cigar, farming, psychic, classical [music], and mullets.” If you’re a Sci-Fi fan, there’s even a Trek Passions, which led Conan O’ Brien to quip “The fans say the dating website is going great and any month now they hope a girl will join.” Trek Passions slogan is “Love Long and Prosper.” Droid MSG is based around an Android App of identical name and is nice in that there are no premium features, so you really are getting all you can get.
It boasts a massive international following and is a solid choice, particularly if you have an Android phone.
One factor behind the substantial growth among younger adults is their use of mobile dating apps.
About one-in-five 18- to 24-year olds (22%) now report using mobile dating apps; in 2013, only 5% reported doing so.
Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.
Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.
The site also has Pandora-like music suggestions and can be a great way to discover platonic “concert-buddies.” Passions Network consists of scads of smaller dating “sites” with very specific, niche interests.
It’s kind of like tastebuds.fm, except way more specific.
is much smaller than the first two sites, but you have to give it credit for originality: despite its user base of only 200,000 users, Tastebuds is about meeting people through music.