This perception is probably a remnant of an early stigma attached to online dating.
Yet, some people still thumb their noses at online dating.
Even so, judging by a marriage survey sponsored by Match.com, the odds-on chance of meeting Mr. Right online is significantly better than finding him or her in a bar, at a club, or elsewhere.
In a follow-up blog post, we'll take a look at the scarier side of online dating: dating and romance scams.
Online dating presents an effective solution to a serious problem.
However, the mating paradigm is shifting: the share of Internet users who met their mate online has doubled, from 3 percent in 2005 to 6 percent in 2010.
Two thirds (66 percent) of online daters have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or app, while almost a quarter (23 percent) of them met their significant other through these channels, according to an article entitled "Online Dating & Relationships." 7.
According to , 11 percent of American adults have enrolled in an online dating service. Online dating sites and dating apps enjoy widespread popularity, and not just among young adults.
If you're a baby boomer, you're just as likely to be an online dater as a young adult.
Observers are split on their attitudes and perceptions toward online dating.