(For gay couples, it's more like two out of every three).
The apps have been surprisingly successful -- and in ways many people would not expect.
Instead of interacting with the people around her, she chose to search for a companion elsewhere online.
Findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, put the percentage of married couples that now meet online at almost 35% -- which gives what may be the first broad look at the overall percentage of new marriages that result from meeting online.
About 45% of couples met on dating sites; the rest met on online social networks, chat rooms, instant messaging or other online forums.
, I found some interesting online dating stats to share with you all.
Now that online dating is completely mainstream and continuing to grow in popularity, people – including scientists and academics – are starting to quantify who dates online and how.
In fact, by several measures, online dating has proved even more useful — both to individuals and society — than the traditional avenues it has replaced.