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Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.
At the same time, the share of those with a high school diploma or less who use social media has grown more than tenfold over the past decade.
There were modest differences by household income when Pew Research first began measuring social media usage in 2005: 4% of those living in households earning less than ,000 used social media, compared with 12% of those living in household earning ,000 or more.
When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.
Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.