She signed up for JDate, an online dating site for Jewish singles.

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According to a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center, 15 percent of American adults have used online dating sites (web-based platforms like Match.com) and/or dating apps (location-based smartphone apps like Tinder).

Participation by those 18 to 24 has almost tripled since 2013, and boomer enrollment has doubled.

Among those who have used online dating, 80 percent say it’s a good way to meet people, while 62 percent say online dating yields better matches, and 61 percent say online dating is easier and more efficient than alternatives.

Predictably enough, responses for those who haven’t used online dating are less favorable.

If you feel a blush in your cheeks whenever your use of online dating sites or dating apps is about to be exposed, take courage: A new Pew Research Center survey finds that these romance-kindling resources are growing in adoption, particularly for those in the 18-24 age group.

A total of 15 percent of American adults say they’ve used online dating sites or mobile dating apps, according to Pew’s national survey conducted June 10-July 12, 2015, with 2,001 adults participating.

said they use online dating and mobile dating apps, according to the Pew Research Center, in a report released Thursday (and just in time for Valentine's Day).

Pew's survey was conducted from June 10 to July 12, 2015 and surveyed 2,001 adults. The number of 18- to 24-year-olds who said they've dated online has almost tripled over the last two years with 27% of the group saying they've tried it.

If younger individuals judge online dating to be an additional and extensive part of their dating repertoire and view it as more acceptable than older individuals, it may be the case that engagement with online dating will decrease as people age.

On the other hand, the process of ageing may change the way people think about their lives and Socioemotional Selectivity Theory (SST) developed by Laura Carstensen proposes that as people age, the realisation that they are mortal becomes more apparent and they become more focused on their current rather than their longer term goals (Carstensen, 1992).

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