Statistics on internet dating

24 Apr

Looking for your future partner online is no longer thought of as something reserved for only the socially awkward or desperate.

Even if you've never spent time on a dating website, the odds are good that some of your friends have.

Photo after photo of your friend's new boyfriend, your sister's kids and engagement statuses from those high school sweethearts you grew up with.

The internet, cell phones and social media have become key actors in the lives of many American couples.

Technology is a source of support and communication as well as tension, and couples say it has both good and bad impacts on their relationships.

Almost every week there seems to be a new statistic produced that tries to top the last one.

While statistics can be spun to make almost anything look good, I've tried to report just the basic facts.