Internet dating sites for older people

11% of internet users - representing 9% of all adults – say that they have personally used on online dating site such as Match.com, e Harmony, or OK Cupid.Since 85% of the population now goes online, that means that one out of every ten Americans (9%) has used an online dating site at one point or another.The share of men 65 and over who live alone is smaller (3.3 million) but grew faster than women since 2005.Other niche dating sites like BBW Datefinder and Catholic Match also show larger numbers of female users.

Gender Ratio at these sites According to the Pew Study the top five sites which were most commonly used by American online daters were Match.com, e Harmony, Plenty of Fish, OK Cupid and Christian Mingle.Most of the bigger dating sites come within 10 percentage points of being evenly split, perhaps with the possible exception of e Harmony.One of the most popular sites across the world, e Harmony has 68.6 percent women visitors, a significant tilt towards female use.Social networking profiles often contain a wealth of valuable information to potential suitors—such as personal photos, current relationship status, or information about one’s hobbies and interests—and many users are taking advantage of these sites to research people they are interested in romantically.Today six out of every ten Americans use social networking sites (SNS) such as Facebook or Twitter.

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