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Online daters are more likely to be employed than non-daters, but they are not necessarily garnering huge salaries.
Those earning lower incomes are slightly more likely to be online daters.
While most Americans do not have firsthand experience with online dating, close to one in three adults know someone else who has tried the services.
Internet users are in somewhat closer proximity to online dating; 38% of them know someone who has used online personals.
This story was originally published on September 20, 2018.
On November 8, Facebook announced that it's rolling out the service in two more countries: Canada and Thailand.
Of the currently married people who have used online dating sites, the vast majority of them were married in the past 10 years, with nearly two-thirds (64%) married sometime in the past three years.
Just over half of online daters report that they had a mostly positive experience with online dating websites—52% reported a mostly positive experience, while 29% said it was mostly negative, 7% said it was both positive and negative, and 12% were not sure.
However, that still means that 26% are forging their own path in online dating, without others leading the way.
In general, younger people and those with higher levels of income and education are more likely to be tapped into the online dating scene via someone they know.
Much of this discrepancy may be explained by the general youth of online daters, who have not necessarily entered their prime earning years.
Possibly due to the relatively small sample size, there are no statistically significant differences in online dating use across race and ethnicity categories or education levels.