Although 15% of Americans have used online dating themselves, a larger share report that they are familiar with online dating from the experiences of people they know.
Some 41% of American adults say they know someone who uses online dating, while 29% indicate they know someone who has married or entered into a long-term partnership with someone they met via online dating.
Meanwhile, the share of 55- to 64-year-olds who use online dating has doubled over the same time period (from 6% in 2013 to 12% in 2015).
For young adults in particular, this overall increase in online dating usage has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in the use of mobile dating apps.
According to Schilling, "Performing background checks is a positive example of how Aussies are using technology and social media to help screen for potential date breakers."About 54 percent of people say they text in order to organize a time or place for a date, while 53 percent said they use texts to tell their date they had a great time.