American adults have used an online dating site or a mobile dating app. Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships. Online dating has lost much of its stigma, and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people. 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 meet someone new tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.
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