Respondents aged 18-24 who had ever met a partner through the Internet reported having found an average of nearly 10 partners that way, including seven in the last year alone.
Older men and women, by contrast, said that they had met 14 partners on-line, six of them in the previous year.
Although the survey was intended to include only individuals aged 18 and older, the investigators acknowledge that it is impossible to verify participants' ages.
The analyses are based on a total of 4,507 men and women, of whom 1,234 said they were 18-24 years old.
Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.
Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including (but not limited to) age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance.
Online dating (or Internet dating) is a system that enables strangers to find and introduce themselves to new personal connections over the Internet, usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships.
An online dating service is a company that provides specific mechanisms (generally websites or applications) for online dating through the use of Internet-connected personal computers or mobile devices.
Some are meant to be faith communities, where members share bible discussion, form prayer circles, and talk about what faith means in their lives. Several Christian chat sites exist to encourage the conversion of people from non-Christian faiths.
Unlike other apps you don't have to swipe through 1000s of people before you can communicate.
If you see someone you like you can simply send them a message.
Half of the overall sample, including 495 (40%) of these young adults, reported ever having had sex with a partner they had met on-line.
Young adults who had found a partner on the Internet were more likely than their peers who had not to be male (67% vs.