Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.
Zoosk studied nearly 1 million interactions on their dating site to find the most free-loving daters, looking at dating criteria including body type, religion, education, previous marriages, and smoking and drinking habits. According to Zoosk.com, the two weeks after Christmas are the busiest time of the year for online dating (registrations jump 25 percent in this time period). Other ~famous~ people who've reportedly given online dating a whirl include Ashton Kutcher, Joan Rivers, Jenny Mc Carthy, Orlando Bloom, and Britney Spears.7.
As was the case in previous Pew Research Center surveys of online dating, college graduates and the relatively affluent are especially likely to know people who use online dating or to know people who have entered into a relationship that began online.
Nearly six-in-ten college graduates (58%) know someone who uses online dating, and nearly half (46%) know someone who has entered into a marriage or long-term partnership with someone they met via online dating.
By comparison, just 25% of those with a high school diploma or less know someone who uses online dating – and just 18% know someone who has entered into a long-term relationship with someone they met this way.
Users of online dating are generally positive – but far from universally so – about the pros and cons of dating digitally.
Throughout human history, people have sought assistance from others in meeting romantic partners – and Americans today are increasingly looking for love online by enlisting the services of online dating sites and a new generation of mobile dating apps.